[ Frequently Asked Questions ]

How can I register? What are the registration rates?

Price of conference registration will be £380 for everyone. For accompanying persons, additional tickets (£100 per person) may be purchased via the online registration. Consult the conference website at http://riskinstitute.org.uk/rec2018/index.php?uri=registration. You may also pay in cash during the registration period each day of the conference.

Is there a slide template I should be using for my presentation?

No, we do not provide a specific template. However, PowerPoint or PDF slides should include

You should bring your slides to the meeting room before the start of the session you will be presenting in.  You can also submit your slides on the REC website (http://rec2018.uk/index.php?uri=presentations) at least one day before your presentation. Your slides will not be shared to anyone without your explicit consent.

Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

Yes, a certificate of attendance is available upon request by emailing the organizers following the conference at info@rec2018.uk.  

I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?

REC will provide letters of invitation upon request to registrants provided that registration fee is paid in full.


How can I get from the airport to my hotel and the conference?

The closest airport is Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LIV), but many international flights will more conveniently arrive at Manchester Airport (MAN).  

You can take a taxi from LIV to your hotel or the conference for about £25 or less.

You can hire a car service from MAN to your Liverpool hotel or the conference for about £50 per car. We use Cyllenius Travel Services (+44(0)151-523-7734; cyllenius@hotmail.co.uk; https://www.cylleniustravelservices.co.uk).

Less expensive ground transport via bus or train is possible, but there are major rail works at Liverpool Lime Street station until 29 July, so it is likely that trains will experience delays or detours or both.  When purchasing tickets please select ‘Liverpool all stations’.


How do I travel from Manchester Airport or Liverpool Airport to the Liverpool city centre?






Where is the conference venue?

REC2018 will be held in Lecture Theatre B on the second floor of the Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool. See Google Maps for an interactive map of the locations for the presentations, ice breaker and the conference dinner.

From the conference hotels, you can walk up Hope Street and Mount Pleasant to University Square, then walk under the building on the right side of the square, past the Augustus John Pub on the left, to the Central Teaching Hub. The walk takes about 10 minutes, but it is up hill.

Or you can direct a taxi to “Brownlow Hill, between Peach Street and Grove Street (A5408)”, and walk south through the buildings of the Crown Place student accommodations to the Central Teaching Hub.

Find a full campus map at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/maps/Campus_Map.pdf. The map below shows the REC2018 conference site, the AJ Pub, and Hope Street, highlighted by yellow rectangles.

How much should I budget for my stay?

Typically a hotel room per night will cost less than £100, and an evening meal in a restaurant costs between £10 and £30. Lunches and dinner on Tuesday are included in the conference registration.

How can I go about in Liverpool?

Most people walk in Liverpool, but taxis are usually the most convenient. Bus and rail service within the city are reliable and economical. There are also many touristic options.

Taxi (best choice):  You can usually hail a taxi on any main street in Liverpool. Just step to the edge of the sidewalk or ‘pavement’ and raise your hand to flag them down. (Be careful to stay out of the roadway; we drive on the left side of the road in the UK.) Taxis that are available for hire have a yellow light on above their windshield.  Taxi drivers vary widely in their knowledge of the street grid, so it’s best to know the address. Or you can book an Uber or call one of the trusted local companies, including Alpha (telephone: 0151 722 8888),  Excel (telephone: 0151 728 8888), and Delta (telephone: 0151 922 7373).

Public transport (cheaper):  Bus, rail and ferry travel in and around Liverpool are green, convenient and cost-effective. Merseytravel (https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/) offers an integrated on-line trip planner. There is convenient bus service to pubs and shopping in Liverpool One and the city centre at Queen Square. Operated by Arriva or Comfybus, most systems are fully accessible, with various ticket options for economical travel. Weekly passes are about £15, day passes are £5, while most single bus trips are £2.50 or less. Merseyrail rail service runs frequently throughout the day across 66 stations in and around the Liverpool area. There are 4 city-centre underground stations: Lime Street lower level, Liverpool Central, Moorfields and James Street. Ticket options include day savers for individual day travel and the Merseyrail family ticket if you’re all travelling together. For more information and live travel updates, visit the website www.merseyrail.org.


You can take the ferry to cross over to the Wirral Peninsula with on-board commentary before visiting the quaint Port Sunlight Village and Lady Lever Art Gallery. This trip was made world famous by the song “Ferry Cross the Mersey” from the British Beat musical genre that created the ‘British Invasion’ in the 1960s.


If you’d prefer to drive yourself, there are several car rental or ‘car hire’ companies in Liverpool, including everything from a luxury sports car to a personal chauffeur. See https://www.hertz.co.uk/rentacar/reservation/ or https://www.enterprise.co.uk/en/home.html.


How can I find accommodation in Liverpool?

The conference organiser blocked rooms in the Hope Street Hotel and the Hallmark Inn Liverpool. These blocks have expired, but they may still have availability. Liverpool offers plenty of accomodation options to choose from. From hotels to self catering apartments, B&B’s, and even posh hotels for discounted prices. Visit the website www.hotels.co.uk or www.booking.com for deals on accommodation.

How do tourists explore Liverpool?

The Wikitravel site https://wikitravel.org/en/Liverpool comprehensively describes attractions in the Liverpool. There are museums covering all aspects of Liverpool's history, from its time as a major trade center to its role in bringing around a new sound in rock music, as well as art galleries sprinkled throughout many of its neighborhoods.

The major cultural attractions in Liverpool include The Beatles Story, Tate Liverpool art gallery, Museum of Liverpool, International Slavery Museum, Maritime Museum, Walker Art Gallery,

Lady Lever Art Gallery, and the World Museum (currently exhibiting the famous terracotta warriors of China’s first emperor). Many of these venus are on or near Albert Dock, which itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering restaurants, views of the Mersey River and of the city skyline, and other touristic attractions.

City Explorer Liverpool is a popular way to sightsee in Liverpool. You can visit 14 iconic stops and learn about the city’s culture and history with a live guide on every bus.

Liverpool is synonymous with live performances.  Many restaurants have live music. The famous Cavern Club where the Beatles often played offers several performances during the conference.

Theatrical performances are in shorter supply in the heat of the summer. The Empire Theatre Liverpool will have just a few performances during or near the days of the conference.  The Royal Court Liverpool theatre will be performing “Mam! I’m ‘ere!”. But, unfortunately, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is on hiatus during the conference, and famous Everyman Theatre has just closed for the season.

At the registration table, there will be fliers and suggestions about things to do and see in Liverpool.  

How can I experience the Beatles?

The Beatles played the Cavern Club nearly 300 times, helping it become the most famous live music venue in the world. The club is located on Mathew Street and is open seven nights a week with a range of live music. The hugely popular museum The Beatles Story takes visitors on an atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of The Beatles. It has recently been called one of best tourist attractions in the United Kingdom.

My question is not listed here. Whom do I contact?

Direct questions to info@riskinstitute.org.uk