(4.3)·By Amelia D·Dance· Jul 2021
In Liverpool the freshers week was busy, lots going on (eg. Zoo themed nights, Foam parties). The LIPA freshers had events on every night too, but more low-key (eg. Disney karaoke nights). It was difficult to take part on dance though because our timetable was busy! There isn't any accommodation provided by LIPA, however there is lots of student villages nearby as well as student houses. I stayed at Cathedral Campus (virtually opposite LIPA) in first year, a privately owned house in second year in Toxteth and am currently at Grenville Street accommodation for my third year. Grenville is definitely my favourite by far but Cathedral is great for convenience! The facilities at LIPA are great. The library is slightly on the small side but we have access to LJMU libraries too. The studios & the equipment is top quality, and from auditioning at other drama schools, they are certainly above average. We also have our own theatre, recording studios, screen acting studios which are many other places don't! The staff at LIPA are second to none. They are all so experienced, so passionate & get to know every single student. The course offers so much opportunity for development in different areas. You get so many contact hours at LIPA too! Liverpool is an amazing city! Everyone is so friendly, and there are so many amazing things to do! It caters for so many different lifestyles, whether you're a party person or not!