In 1825 a small institution was founded that was to revolutionize education in Liverpool and provide opportunities for the working people of the city. The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people who recognized the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society. It was the first such institution to be founded in England.
It is an ethos we characterize in the simple words – dream, plan, achieve – from a statement made by our namesake Sir John Moores, the founder of the Littlewoods empire and a beacon of equal opportunities in Liverpool, “…if you want to enough, you can achieve anything”. Today, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250 degree courses, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.
As an institution we are unashamedly ambitious – for our students, our staff and for the wider global community. Under the leadership of our Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Nigel Weatherill, we are undergoing a renaissance as the strength of our teaching and research continues to exceed even our own high expectations. We were one of the highest climbers nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in the UK. We are on an upward trajectory in the major UK league tables. Our student satisfaction scores increase year on year. All of this helps to build on our solid reputation for providing students with the highest quality teaching and a learning experience informed by relevant, credible and world-leading research.
We acknowledge and celebrate our successes and achievements, but we never rest on our laurels. Continuing to improve and enhance the experience and opportunities offered to our students is the driving force for the whole University – our pioneering work in improving graduate prospects, our innovative approach to cultural partnerships and our evolving student-focused campus are setting benchmarks for the essence of university life in the 21st century. We have an open and enthusiastic academic community operating in world-class facilities. Diversity is valued; endeavor is supported and achievement is celebrated.
58th in the Guardian Universities League 2015/16
67th in The Complete University Guide 2016
Top 60 UK institutions, Times Higher World Rankings 2015/16
Top 3 professional fields LJMU graduates tend to go into:
Top Global Employers that recognize and hire LJMU graduates:
Balfour Beatty (Construction)
Kier Group (Construction)
Arcadis NV (Engineering)
Oliver Ho & Associates
Far East Organization
And Many Others…