LJMU Today

Things never stand still at LJMU. From our 10-year £180m investment in our campuses to our trend-setting, globally unique model of higher education we are constantly embracing change, enhancing and improving.

The British Quality Foundation agreed with this assessment when they awarded us their UK Excellence Award at the end of last year in recognition of our outstanding performance and competitive business positioning. LJMU is the only university ever to have received this prestigious award.

Our sharp focus on employability, working with leading figures from industry to identify what employers want in graduates, has led Richard Lambert, Director General of the CBI to comment "I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about what LJMU is doing, I’ve known the University for years, it has always been innovative and this is a great example of what it is capable of delivering. The World of Work programme is just what a modern university ought to be doing and I will do anything I can to help and support it as they take the programme forward."

Quick facts

  • LJMU's Vice-Chancellor is
    Professor Nigel P. Weatherill FREng, DSc who took up the post on 1st September 2011
  • Our Chancellor is Brian May - he took over from Cherie Booth in April 2008.
  • LJMU is the 10th largest UK university, with 24,000 students in Liverpool and a further 4,500 students enrolled on accredited University courses overseas.
  • LJMU is one of Liverpool's biggest employers and we generate an estimated £283m in income for the city every year.
  • According to the Office for Fair Access, LJMU spends more than the sector average on supporting lower income and other disadvantaged students.
  • LJMU's Roscoe Lecture series has hosted lectures by eminent speakers including His Holiness the Dalai Lama,  HRH Prince Charles, and Lech Walesa.


Page last modified 29 August 2012.

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