- Liverpool John Moores University
name = Liverpool John Moores University
image_size = 102px
motto = "Audentes Fortuna Juvat" (
mottoeng = Fortune Assists the Bold
established = 1823 (as Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts)
type = Public
endowment = £198,000 [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/fin/fin_docs/LJMU_STATUTORY_ACCOUNTS_31_JULY_2007_FINAL.pdf Liverpool John Moores University ] ]
coor = coord|53.403|-2.970|display=title,inline|type:edu_region:GB_scale:5000
staff = 1,095 [http://www.push.co.uk/Uni_Profile.aspx?id=643c327a-5327-4f56-ab52-4be658a4ee43&type=profile Liverpool John Moores University | Push university guide | University rankings ] ]
chancellor = Dr. Brian May CBE
vice_chancellor = Professor Michael Brown CBE
students = 24,370cite web|url= http://www.hesa.ac.uk/dox/dataTables/studentsAndQualifiers/download/institution0607.xls|title= Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2006/07|accessdate= 2008-04-10|format=
Microsoft Excelspreadsheet|publisher= Higher Education Statistics Agency]
undergrad = 20,270
postgrad = 4,100
campus = Urban
colours = color box|#000066 Navy Blue color box|#BBDD33 Lime Green
University AllianceEUA NWUA
website = [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ www.ljmu.ac.uk]
Liverpool John Moores University is a modern university in
Liverpool, England. It is named after John Moores and was previously called Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts and later Liverpool Polytechnic before gaining university status in 1992. It is not to be confused with the University of Liverpoolor Liverpool Hope University, which are separate institutions also based in Liverpool.
The university is a member of the
University Alliance, a mission group of British universities established in 2007. [ [http://www.university-alliance.ac.uk/ University Alliance ] ] It is also a member of the European University Associationand the North West Universities Association. At present, LJMU serves more than 24,000 students comprising 20,270 undergraduatestudents and 4,100 postgraduatestudents, making it the largest institution in Liverpool by student population.
Originally founded as a small mechanics institution (Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts) in 1823, the institution grew over the centuries by converging and amalgamating with different colleges before eventually becoming Liverpool Polytechnic. [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/AboutUs_City/history.htm/ A brief history of LJMU ] ] The institution then became a university under the terms of the
Further and Higher Education Act 1992under the new title of "Liverpool John Moores University". This new title was approved by the Privy Council on 15 September 1992. The university took its name from Sir John Moores, the founder of the Littlewoodsempire. Moores was a great believer in the creation of opportunity for all, which embodies the ethos of LJMU in providing educational routes for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. This belief led Sir John Moores to invest in the institution and facilities, such as the John Foster Building (housing the Liverpool Business School), designed by and named after leading architect John Foster. With the institution's backgrounds dating back as far as 1823, many of the university buildings date back also, with aesthetically pleasing Georgian and Victorian buildings found on a few of the campuses.
LJMU now has more than 24,000 students. The university has played a vital role in the cultural renaissance of
Liverpooland has taken an active part in the regeneration of the city. New advances in digital technology and science have placed the university at the forefront of exciting developments in areas such as multimedia, sports science and space exploration. The advances in these subject areas led LJMU to be awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prizein 2005 which aims to recognise and reward the outstanding contribution that universities and colleges in the United Kingdommake to the intellectual, economic, cultural and social life of the nation. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/qap/ Queen's Anniversary Prize ] ]
Currently, Liverpool John Moores University is enjoying a boom in student numbers with the university receiving more applications than previously seen. The university was recently placed at number 20 in the country for applications received in 2007, the total number of applications submitted to LJMU was 28,214. [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00211/Chat_211635a.gif]
14 April 2007, Dr Brian May CBE was inducted into the university as the fourth Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University. He replaced outgoing Chancellor Cherie Booth QC, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Honorary fellows in attendance at the ceremony included Sir Patrick Mooreand Pete Postlethwaite. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_94219.htm News Update ] ]
LJMU is a founding member of the Northern Consortium
LJMU is based primarily on three campuses:
* City Campus, housing buildings from many faculties in and around
* Mount Pleasant Campus, close to the city centre, home to the faculty of Business and Law
I M Marsh Campus, in Aigburthhousing the education, community and lesiure faculty
The university is organised into six faculties, most of the faculties are based at a particular campus site however, with many joint honours degrees and some conventional degrees, the faculties overlap meaning students' degrees are from both faculties. The six faculties are:
color box|#BB6677 Faculty of Business and Law
color box|#55BBCC Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure
color box|#FFCC55 Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences
color box|#CCAACC Faculty of Media, Arts and Social Science
color box|#66AA99 Faculty of Science
color box|#66CCFF Faculty of Technology and Environment
The university is currently expanding and improving numerous buildings on the three campus sites: the latest project will be the new £20 million Byrom Street development. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsCentre/92501.htm Planning application submitted for £20 million science building ] ] Once completed in 2009, it will enable the university to consolidate science teaching to one location. Around 50 per cent of the new building's 6,400 square metre floorspace will be given over to specialist teaching and research laboratories, with the remainder being used for teaching, IT suites and staff accommodation. LJMU's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is ranked as the
United Kingdom's number one for both teaching and research in this field. The specialist facilities housed within the new building reflect the School's elite status and will include an indoor 70-metre running track and labs for testing cardio-vascular ability, motor skills and bio-mechanics functions. The building will also have additional biochemistry and psychology teaching labs. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_93866.htm News Update ] ]
Another major addition to the university is the Art and Design Academy, which will replace the previous disparate locations of the department. The £21.4 million development is scheduled to open in 2008 to coinside with the
European Capital of Culturebid which was won by Liverpool and will be based at the Mount Pleasant campus. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ada/index.htm Art and Design Academy ] ]
LJMU hosts guest lectures on occasion, with past speakers including the
Dalai Lama, Steven Spielberg, Willy Russell, Phil Redmond, Alastair Campbell, and Baroness Shirley Williamsof Crosby. The latest guest speakers were United States Senator George J. Mitchell, [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_94347.htm News Update ] ] Michael HeseltineCH, PC, [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_94418.htm News Update ] ] and Next clothing retailer George Davies. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_94149.htm News Update ] ]
There are currently three Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) based at the three campus sites operated by LJMU. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/lea/77293.htm Learning Resource Centres ] ] The two largest and more modern LRC facilities are the Avril Robarts LRC which is based on the City campus and used mainly (but not exclusively) by students studying on the city campus, in particular the Byrom Street and Marybone students. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/lea/77327.htm Avril Robarts LRC ] ] The Aldham Robarts LRC (which is based on the Mount Pleasant campus) is used mainly by students at the Mount Pleasant campus, this campus includes the faculty of Business and Law but student based closely to the LRC on a range of courses also use this facility. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/lea/77326.htm Aldham Robarts LRC ] ] The third LRC is sited on the
IM Marshcampus in Aigburth and is used exclusively (due to location outside the City centre) by student at this campus. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/lea/77328.htm IM Marsh LRC ] ]
There are more than 68,500 books in the LRCs' collections, with 1,630 work spaces available for students 24 hours a day. In addition to this there are over 16,000 e-books and 5,000 e-journals available. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/lea/ Library Services and Facilities ] ]
The university has links with industry, with degree programmes having been developed in association with leading companies around the globe including Ford,
IBM, Lucas Industries plcand Jaguar. The links with companies are set to improve, with many courses offering an additional placement year as part of the Universities "WoW" (World of Work) skills programmes. First Destination Survey results show that 89% of LJMU graduates are in employment or undertaking postgraduate study within six months of graduating.
Through recent teaching quality assessments, LJMU is top of the league for teaching in physics and astronomy, applied social work, health studies, hospitality, leisure, recreation, sport and tourism, and has consistently received good ratings for other subject areas. LJMU is also the UK's top university for teaching and research in Sports and Exercise Sciences. [ [http://www.educationuk.org/pls/cgi-bin/hc_profile.page_pls_profile_details?x=923011953908&y=&a=220704&z=5205&sec_id=1&area=zone Education UK - Innovative. Individual. Inspirational ] ] [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/sport/ Sport at LJMU ] ]
In recognition of excellence within sporting disciplines at LJMU, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) awarded LJMU £4.5 million over five years for the establishment of a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). The CETL award recognises LJMU's outstanding record for Physical Education, Dance, Sport and Exercises Sciences. LJMU is the only
United Kingdomuniversity to be awarded an Ofsted Grade A in Physical Education and it is also the premier institution for both teaching and research in Sport and Exercise Sciences.
LJMU was also chosen (ahead of the
University of Liverpooland Liverpool Hope University) to deliver the academic side of a national scheme called the New Entrepreneurs Scholarship, which is supported by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and the Princes Trust.
The University's research profile and reputation have developed rapidly over recent years as evidenced by the sustained rise in external research income (more than trebling since 2000). [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Research/ Research ] ] The underlying demography of research-active staff is encouraging and LJMU has a relatively large cohort of young research active staff who will continue to contribute to research profile over future years. These are all key elements in securing the sustainability of research within the University.
Major research projects are currently undergoing in the following areas:
* Accounting and Finance
* Art and Design
* Biological Anthropology
* Built Environment
* Computer Science and Informatics
* Ecology, Evolution and the Environment Research
* General Engineering
* Sports and Exercise Sciences
* Town and Country Planning
Liverpool John Moores University is often ranked highly in local lists, with the 2007 performance being 5th out of the 12 North West universities. The top in the region is
Lancaster University, which is a plate glass university. The next two universities above LJMU are Red Brick universities; the University of Liverpooland the University of Manchester. The forth university above LJMU is the modern University of Central Lancashire. Universities ranked lower than LJMU (5th) included University of Salford, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Chester, Edge Hill University, University of Cumbria, Liverpool Hope Universityand University of Bolton. [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00211/Chat_211675a.gif]
Students at the University are represented by the
Liverpool Students' Union. As there are three campus sites for the University, there are also three separate Student Union facilities, each open to all Liverpool John Moores University students. The main Student Union is housed in the Haigh Building at the Mount Pleasant campus. Separate Student Union buildings are based on the IM Marshand Byrom Street campuses.
Representation for all students is central and is conducted by executive officers elected annually. In most cases, these students will be on a sabbatical from their studies. The election process is normally contested in mid April, successful candidates assuming office the following academic year.
In 2007, the university and Students' Union launched a mentoring scheme designed to help new students setting into university life.
The Haigh Building is the main City Centre venue, the venue recently won
Best Bar Noneawards for the second year running [ [http://www.l-s-u.com/ LSU | Liverpool John Moores University Students' Union | LSU Home ] ] and has three main social areas.
The Cooler features a bar and nightclub venue where students can enjoy a range of exciting entertainment. The Cooler has a diverse music scene including Indie, House and Cheesy Chart Pop. The Cooler also has a range of drinks promotions available to students and during the day plays venue to numerous societies.
The Sanctuary is in the middle of the Haigh Building and is known to be a quieter area of the Student Union. The Sanctuary has a bar which throughout the day serves drinks, sandwiches and a range of hot meals. The Sanctuary also houses the Liverpool John Moores University darts team who regularly play and practice in the venue.
The Scholars Bar is the most popular area of the Student Union, serving a large variety of beers, wines and spirits from around the globe all at student prices. There are 2 big screens that allow the broadcasting of simultaneous football matches and various sporting events. It also has 4 pool tables, games machines, quizzes and regular karaoke. Similarly to The Sanctuary, The Scholars Bar also serves food throughout the day.
IM Marsh Campus
Greenshields Bar is located at the
IM Marshcampus. Liverpool Students' Union run the bar on campus and there is also a student shop. The bar is a popular spot at Aigburth site with our students living on and off-campus. The bar has a big screen for live football games and there is also the Friday night ‘disco’! at the venue.
Byrom Street Campus
The Byrom Street Students' Union provides students with a shop. The Byrom Street Union is the smallest of the three sites.
The Students' Union used to publish a magazine called "Havoc" until it closed down in January 2007 due to a cut in funding - and mismanagement by the Union Exec Committee.
The student union also operates a radio station called "Shout FM".
Halls of Residence
Liverpool John Moores University over recent years has sold off a number of previously University owned halls of residences. North Western Hall, formerly the North Western Hotel, built by
Alfred Waterhousein 1871, was sold off to Cosmopolitan Student Homes in 2004. The hall is situated conveniently between both the City and Mount Pleasant campuses.
Two of the most popular halls for students studying at the City campus are the Atlantic Point Student Village and Marybone Complex. Both of these can be found within a few hundred metres of major University buildings.
IM Marshstudents usually reside in the accommodation provided on campus in Aigburth. The more popular halls for students at the Mount Pleasant campus are Grand Central [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Accommodation/58738.htm Grand Central ] ] (for its walking distance location close to the university and city centre) and Cambridge Court. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/Accommodation/58752.htm Cambridge Court ] ]
A comprehensive list of student accommodation available to LJMU students can be located at http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/accommodation/
Liverpool John Moores University has BUCS-registered teams in
badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rugby league, rugby unionand volleyball. Many of the sports teams compete in BUCS competitions. Liverpool Students' Union has 15 BUCS sports, from which 36 teams run, catering for over 800 athletes. In recent years, LJMU students have competed for BUCS representative squads, in national finals and at World University Championships. [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/sport/81704.htm LJMU Sports Teams ] ] In addition, the Students' Union also runs intramural sports leagues.
In the 2006/2007 BUCS season, LJMU was successful in winning the leagues in Men's
Badminton, Women's Basketball, Women's football 1st, Netball1st, Netball2nd, Netball3rd, Women's Rugby and Men's Gaelic Football. Runners up included Men's football 2nd, Women’s hockey2nd, Men's Rugby 2nd, Men's Rugby Leagueand Men's football 5th. [ [http://www.busa.org.uk British Universities and Colleges Sport ] ]
The University also enjoys success at National and World level. Gymnast
Beth Tweddlestudied at LJMU and has achieved national, Commonwealth, European and Worldmedals whilst also competing at the Olympic Games.
In 1999, Liverpool John Moores University Men's
Rugby LeagueTeam were crowned Student Rugby League European Champions following a 20-14 victory over University of Bordeauxat IM MarshCampus, Liverpool. This completed a treble victory after they lifted the SRL National League and SRL Premiership.
IM MarshCampus houses the University's main sporting facilities which include:
* 25 metre swimming pool
* Large sports hall
* Full sized hockey astropitchs
* Fully equipped fitness suite/gymnasium
* Full sized football pitches
* Full sized rugby pitches
* Dance studios
The Liverpool Students' Union run a number of non-BUCS sports clubs including:
* Freestyle Dance
John Moore’s Painting Prizeis a contemporary art prize and involves a bi-annual competitive art exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. It is is named after Sir John Moores, the founder of the competition. First held in 1957, it is Britain's most well-known competition aimed solely at painters and is now part of the Liverpool Biennial, a city-wide celebration of the arts that encompasses the Tate Liverpool, Bluecoats Gallery and other venues in Liverpool. In 2008 the exhibition will be a major part of Liverpool's celebrations as European Capital of Culture. [ [http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/johnmoores/ Liverpool museums - John Moores 25 painting competition - information page ] ]
Liverpool John Moores University is currently outperforming other North West of England Universities in applications per place. March 2008 application figures released by
UCASshow that LJMU is continuing to outperform the sector by around 4%, with 26,663 applications received to date. In addition, Liverpool John Moores has also seen a 20% increase in firm acceptances for applicants, an achievement made more impressive as regional averages are down 18%. [ [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_94336.htm News Update ] ]
Recently the John Moores Alumni Association created an Alumnus Board and an Alumnus Business Network Group.
Caroline Aherne( actress, best known for The Royle Family)
Julian Cope( musician, author)
Andreja Gomboc( astrophysicist)
Margaret Murphy( crime writer)
Martin Offiah( sportsman)
Roxanne Pallett( actress, known from Emmerdale)
Gemma Tumelty(NUS President)
Beth Tweddle( gymnast)
Andi Watson( cartoonist)
Laura Watton( Original English-language mangaArtist)
Matt Lloyd(Paralympic Athlete)
Ieuan Wyn Jones(Welsh politician)
* Lord Elis-Thomas (Welsh politician)
Steve Parry( Olympic Gamesbronze medalist swimmer)
Brian May( musician)
James Roby( St Helens RFCrugby player)
Chris Kavanagh( Weight lifter)
Michael Rimmer(800 metre athlete)
Phil Selway( musician), ( Radiohead)
Juan Carlos Osorio(football manager )
Peter Sissons( Broadcaster)
Steven Gerrard( Liverpool Football Clubcaptain, honorary degree) [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/7525297.stm BBC NEWS | England | Merseyside | Footballer gets university honour ] ]
Third oldest university in England debate
* [http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ Liverpool John Moores University]
* [http://www.l-s-u.com/ Liverpool Students Union]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Liverpool John Moores University — L université de Liverpool John Moores est une université de Liverpool, (Royaume Uni). Son plus grand campus est sur la rue de Byrom, près du centre de la ville de Liverpool. Elle est présidée par Brian May, le guitariste du groupe Queen. Portail… … Wikipédia en Français
Liverpool John Moores University — Vorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Logo fehltVorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Professoren fehlt Liverpool John Moores University Motto Audentes Fortuna Juvat Gründung 1823/ 1992 Trägerschaft staatlich Ort Liverp … Deutsch Wikipedia
Liverpool-John-Moores-Universität — Vorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Logo fehltVorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Professoren fehlt Liverpool John Moores University Motto Audentes Fortuna Juvat Gründung 1823/ 1992 Trägerschaft staatlich Ort Liverpool, Vereinigtes Königreich … Deutsch Wikipedia
Liverpool John Moores Universität — Vorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Logo fehltVorlage:Infobox Hochschule/Professoren fehlt Liverpool John Moores University Motto Audentes Fortuna Juvat Gründung 1823/ 1992 Trägerschaft staatlich Ort Liverpool, Vereinigtes Königreich … Deutsch Wikipedia
Université de Liverpool John Moores — 53° 24′ 11″ N 2° 58′ 12″ W / 53.403, 2.970 … Wikipédia en Français
John Moores — can refer to:*John Moores (baseball), owner of the San Diego Padres *John Moores (merchant), British merchant *John H. Moores (1821–1880), American businessman and politician in the state of Oregon *Liverpool John Moores University, a university… … Wikipedia
John Moores (merchant) — Sir John Moores (25 January 1896 ndash; 25 September 1993) was a British businessman and philanthropist.Littlewoods Business EmpireJohn Moores was born into a working class family in Eccles, near Salford, Lancashire on 25 January 1896. He was one … Wikipedia
Universidad John Moores — de Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University Acrónimo LJMU Lema … Wikipedia Español
Liverpool Institute High School for Boys — Established 1825 Closed 1985 Type Grammar school Founder Mr George Holt Location Liverpool Merseyside Engl … Wikipedia
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts — Der Haupteingang des LIPAs an der Mount Street (2006) … Deutsch Wikipedia