Liverpool John Moores University is a significant presence in the Liverpool landscape, occupying around 45 Buildings in the City and surrounding areas. As a major employer in the region, with some 2,500 staff and 25,000 students in Liverpool, we contribute significantly to the local economy.
The University is mindful of its obligations to be a good neighbour. We engage frequently with the Local Authority and Community groups to consult on the impact of our operations. This includes an imaginative partnership with the Liverpool Students' Union through which student community representatives help to manage the relationship between local residents and the student population. There is also a staff and student volunteering scheme, which helps teams of LJMU people to work on valuable projects for the benefit of the community.
We also take an active role in supporting the region, with many of our staff taking roles in local companies, agencies, arts groups, charities, schools and colleges, thereby contributing to economic growth, as well as the social and cultural wellbeing of the region.
LJMU's World of Work (WoW®) is a strategic employability initiative that engages hundreds of local employers and provides the City/Regional Economy with a graduate talent pipeline that produces talented workers who have the skills employers are looking for.We are a ‘Business-Engaged’ University and operate as a commercial entity within the region as well as being a significant partner in the Liverpool Science Park. In addition, the University promotes and develops a culture of entrepreneurship through providing incubation for staff and student enterprises, as well as support for other fledgling enterprises in the immediate area. More than 70 companies have successfully ‘spun-out’ from the University in recent years.
As a flag-ship of our community engagement, our Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship promotes good citizenship amongst the young people in the Greater Merseyside region. More than 900 schools are engaged in the scheme. The Foundation also runs the prestigious Roscoe Lecture series, securing high profile speakers from the national and international community to present thought-provoking public lectures that are free and open to the community in the North West.
Our academic activity also has many public benefits. For example, our world-leading Astrophysics Research Institute owns and operates the World's largest and most sophisticated Robotic Telescope, based in the Canary Islands, and time on this telescope is made available to the National Schools' Observatory alongside its function as a National Facility for research. This LJMU-led project in turn brings leading edge astronomy into British classrooms in over 1,000 schools in order to stimulate and enhance young people's enthusiasm for science and technology. The Institute also helped found, and continues to provide the knowledge input to, ‘Spaceport’, a locally based major tourist attraction,owned and operated by Mersey Travel.
Please explore the links from this page for more information about LJMU in the Community.