IM Marsh Campus

Welcome to the IM Marsh Campus

The IM Marsh Campus is home to the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure, and is based in the green suburb of Aigburth in South Liverpool.


Visitor Parking

Staff from other areas of the University visiting the campus with a valid parking permit are advised to use their staff ID card to swipe into either the Barkhill or Holmefield car park and park in any free designated bay.

IM Marsh campus operates a small Visitor Car Park (12 spaces). This is intended to enable people external to the university who are visiting the campus to meet with members of staff, or attend university events, to park on-site. LJMU staff visiting the campus from other areas of the university, who do not have a valid parking permit, may also park in the Visitor Car Park. To book a space please contact the member of staff organising the meeting or event in advance and they will make the appropriate arrangements.  

The Visitor Car Park is located adjacent to the Sports Hall. Visitors should access the site using the Holmefield Road entrance, take the first left into the Visitor Car Park and buzz through to Security at the barrier to confirm your details.

Unfortunately the University is unable to provide parking facilities for students and/or prospective students and their families attending interviews or other events on the site. We advise students and families travelling to IM Marsh to use public transport wherever possible as the site is based within a residential area with limited parking on local streets.

IM Marsh staff should contact ext. 5470 to book Visitor Car Parking spaces.

Bus Route 699

Please note a 10 minute walk from the I.M. Marsh campus to Elmswood Road brings you to the Carnatic Halls of Residence where the 699 route operates.  This route goes via Greenbank Road and Smithdown Road to the University of Liverpool. Timetables for this route are available from Mersey Travel. The 699 operates during University of Liverpool term times only, details of term dates can be found on their website. 


Facilities at the campus are varied, and include:

  • Learning Resource Centre 
  • Computer Resource Centre
  • Science Laboratories
  • Design and Technology Laboratories
  • 2 Gymnasiums
  • Climbing Wall
  • Fitness Suite
  • Sports Hall including 8 Badminton Courts, 2 Basketball Courts / 5-a-Side Pitches / Tennis Courts
  • Hockey pitch sized all weather astroturf
  • 3 Outdoor Netball courts / Tennis Courts
  • Large Drama Studio
  • The Egg Dance Studio
  • Sudley Dance Studio

All our sports facilities are operated by Marsh Sports, however, if you wish to hire any of our facilities, please contact Marsh Sports in the first instance.

Student Village

Our student village consists of the Meeting Place (including a coffee shop) and the Liverpool Students' Union shop.

Parking on Campus

Parking  is restricted to permit holders (entry is restricted by a barrier) between the hours of 8am to 5pm.

We recommend that students living on site do not bring a car with them due to the close proximity of local amenities, and the amount of public transport available in the area.

Local Public Transport


Our local airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport which is located 4.5 miles from the campus and is on the 82 bus route.

How to get to Liverpool John Lennon Airport


Photo of a trainThe City Line is the name given to local rail routes out of Liverpool Lime Street station. It covers the Liverpool-Wigan Line as well as the two routes of the Liverpool-Manchester Line. Two stations on this line are located approximately one mile from the campus:

  • Mossley Hill station is situated on Rose Lane and managed by Northern Rail. There is a roughly half-hourly service between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Oxford Road operated by Northern Rail, and peak-hour trains between Lime Street, Crewe and Birmingham operated by London Midland also stop here. Services are less frequent in the evenings and on Sundays.

    Liverpool John Morres have commissioned active travel walks from the IM Marsh campus to Mossley Hill Train Station.
  • West Allerton station is situated on Booker Avenue and serves the suburb of Allerton. This station, and all trains serving it, are managed by Northern Rail. Services are roughly hourly in each direction, towards Mossley Hill and Liverpool Lime Street to the west and towards Liverpool South Parkway and Manchester Oxford Road in the east. Extra service stop during peak periods.

The Northern Line connects the centre of Liverpool with Hunts Cross to the south and Southport, Ormskirk and Kirkby to the north. One station on this line is located approximately half a mile from the campus.

  • Aigburth station is situated on Mersey Road and serves the Aigburth district of Liverpool. It is situated on the Southport-Hunts Cross route of the Northern Line of the Merseyrail suburban system. Trains operate every 15 minutes, Monday-Saturday to Southport via Liverpool Central to the north, and Hunts Cross to the south. On Sundays, services are every 30 minutes in each direction.

    Liverpool John Morres have commissioned active travel walks from the IM Marsh campus to AigburthTrain Station.
Merseyrail Network Map


Our local bus service is the 82, which runs from Queen Square bus station into Liverpool South Parkway. There is a bus stop at the bottom of Barkhill Road on Aigburth Road.

Local Amenities

The Campus is located in a suburban area, but is in by no means disadvantaged in terms of local amenities. In particular, we have:

  • The New Mersey Retail Park including big names such as Marks and Spencers, Borders, HMV, Boots, Next, Dorothy Perkins, Burtons, Comet and many more...
  • Allerton Road is the local shopping district and includes names such as Tesco, Subway, WHSmith,Blockbusters, an Odeon Cinema, several bars and restaurants, and the majority of the main high street banks are represented.
  • Liverpool Cricket Club is on Aigburth Road along the bottom of the campus.
  • Tesco Express is within a 10-15 minute walk of the campus, with the main Tesco a further 5 minutes up the road in the Allerton Road area.

Local Attractions

Local attractions include:

  • 20 Forthlin Road, Allerton - The Childhood home of music icon Sir Paul McCartney.
  • Mendips - Childhood home of 20th-Century icon John Lennon.
  • Speke Hall, Garden and Estate - Superb Tudor house with rich interiors, along with fine gardens and estate.
  • Penny Lane - made famous by the Beatles song of the same name, located off the Allerton Road / Smithdown Road junction.
  • Strawberry Fields - made famous by the Beatles song of the same name, located off Menlove Avenue.
  • Sefton Park - Liverpool's largest public park is located just off Aigburth Road, approximately a 15 minute walk from the campus. It also boosts the Palm House, a listed building in itself.
  • Cressington and Grassendale promenades are located just off St. Mary's Road amoungst magnificent Victorian houses and overlooks the River Mersey.

Page last modified by Unknown on 04 November 2011.
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