University description (as per official university website)
Liverpool John Moores University is a thriving, vibrant university located at the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the UK. Our three large campuses ensure that no matter where you go in Liverpool, you are never far away from an LJMU building.
LJMU is proud to be a modern university, with learning and the advancement of our students at the heart of all our activity. Our ethos is dream, plan, achieve and we aim to nurture the dreams of every single student. Our approach is holistic in nature - we provide stimulating and challenging programmes of study that are informed by scholarship and research, and that engender a spirit of academic enquiry; and we also provide an environment conducive to the personal development of our students - for example, through our Foundation for Citizenship we encourage students to become thoughtful, ethical people.
We understand the importance of real-world experience and help students to gain practical experience through work placements. We also are aware that university isn't all about working and studying so we encourge students to socialise with their peers in a variety of ways - for example, in conjunction with Liverpool Students' Union we provide an wide range of sporting and recreational opportunities for our students and staff (to learn more, click here.)
... research and expertise
LJMU has been awarded significantly more research funding than many of the new universities and this is due to the our strong Research Assessment Exercise ratings. LJMU has a number of areas, located throughout the University, where world class research is being undertaken. For example, our School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has received top ratings for teaching quality and research (5*) and our General Engineering Research Institute received a score of 5 in the last Research Assessment Exercise.
... not an ivory tower
The University is firmly rooted in the real world and our expertise and professionalism is widely recognised by the business community. Businesses have been quick to recognise the benefits of a relationship with LJMU and have taken advantage of the services we offer - from consultancy to professional training.