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In 2008, Liverpool Hope University hosted ‘The Big Hope Global Youth Congress’ - the University’s celebration of Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. International delegates enjoyed a programme of inspirational keynote lectures, events and activities across the City. 

One of the lasting outcomes of The Big Hope was the signing of the Liverpool Declaration in which we made a commitment to reprise The Big Hope in 2018. 10 years after the first event, we will recognise the successes and achievements of the original participants, and involve and inspire a new generation of young people.

The Big Hope 2 aims to bring 1,000 young people together to hear from a range of speakers, to be part of powerful discussions and meaningful conversations on a range of themes, and to inspire them to become leaders in a changing world. Some fo the key issues explored will be freedom, conflict, equality and change. These four issues will form the four pillars of the conference. Workshops, seminars and keynote speeches will focus on the relationships between these issues and factors such as innovation, communication, work and business, and faith. You can see all 12 themes on the Themes page.

The Big Hope 2 is brought to you by Liverpool Hope University. Liverpool Hope is a top 3 UK university for Teaching Quality and ranked top 5 of all modern universities in the UK by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. You can learn more about Liverpool Hope University on our website www.hope.ac.uk.

E: bighope@hope.ac.uk

T: +44(0)151 291 2018

Facebook: The Big Hope 2

Twitter: @BigHope2018

For questions on making a booking please contact store@hope.ac.uk

Hope's two main campuses are Hope Park and the Creative Campus. The Aigburth Park site is student Halls of Residence.

There is a shuttle bus that runs between the Hope Park, Creative and Aigburth campuses for staff and students (please note that all passengers must display their ID card before boarding).


Hope Park‌

From the city centre, it is easy to get buses from Queen Square Bus Station, which go to Childwall Valley Road or Woolton Road/Taggart Avenue.

Broad Green Railway Station is situated just over a mile away from the campus.

Address for Satnav – Taggart Avenue, L16 9JD

Map to Hope Park  

Map of Hope Park Campus

How to get to Hope Park


Creative Campus‌

The Creative Campus is situated at the junction of Islington and Shaw Street which is less than a mile away from Liverpool’s main railway station, Liverpool Lime Street.

The campus is well within walking distance of the station or a short bus ride from Queen Square Bus Station, where buses go to Childwall Valley Road or Woolton Road/Taggart Avenue.

Address for Satnav – Shaw Street, L6 1HP

Map to the Creative Campus  

Map of the Creative Campus  

How to get to the Creative Campus


Aigburth Park‌

‌Aigburth Park is an accommodation only campus. The residences at Aigburth Park are situated on St. Michael's Road off the A561 Aigburth Road and 

accommodate just over 200 students.

The address is Saint Michael's Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, L17 7JQ 

Map to Aigburth Park 


More Travel Information

For more information about travelling to Liverpool, visit the following websites:

National Rail

National Express

TransPennine Express

Public Transport in Merseyside

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Ferries across the Irish Sea

City Bikes