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The ageing parent in the animal world

Studies into male birds that produce offspring well into their old age could deepen concerns over the trend for delaying parenthood until later in life, for both men and women. An international team of scientists, led by Dr Brian Preston from Liverpool John Moores University, have studied the large, flamboyant houbara bustard, for insights into how aging has evolved. In their most recent work, published in Nature Communications, they found that, not only did males appear less able to produce offspring successfully as they aged, they also appeared to produce offspring that were of intrinsically lower quality. Perhaps most surprisingly, these declines in offspring quality were of a similar size to those resulting from maternal aging. ...read more
26 February 2015

LJMU pays tribute to The Beatles manager

A plaque commemorating Brian Epstein has been unveiled at his birthplace, 4 Rodney Street, which is owned by LJMU....read more
25 February 2015

LJMU poets take reading on the road

A new regional reading event is taking place between March and June to encourage people to pick up a book and start reading, and two LJMU creative writing academics are taking centre stage....read more
25 February 2015

Royal Television Society Award winners

Two Media Production graduates won Royal Television Society (RTS) awards for their documentary ‘One Eye Open.’...read more
23 February 2015

Screen School students win Royal Television Society awards

Two Media Production graduates won Royal Television Society (RTS) awards for their documentary ‘One Eye Open.’...read more
23 February 2015

Call for nominations: LJMU Staff and Student Citizenship Awards

LJMU's Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship is inviting staff and students to apply for this award....read more
23 February 2015

Electrical Engineering students rewarded for excellent results

Electrical Engineering students were awarded tickets to the Institution of Engineering and Technology Annual Dinner following the results of their Interim Project Report....read more
20 February 2015

Packing a punch with Portillo

LJMU’s Dr Clare Horrocks was invited to join Michael Portillo to talk him through a sample of Sambourne’s work in advance of his new series of Great British Railway Journeys based on journeys around London and key London sites. ...read more
20 February 2015

Liverpool and Oldenburg explore research, policy and practice

Education and Early Childhood Studies (EECS) welcomed colleagues from the University of Oldenburg to Liverpool for a three-day visit to explore research, policy and practice concerning young carers....read more
18 February 2015

LJMU scores highly with national netball team

LJMU welcomed the England Women's Netball Team recently when they travelled to Liverpool to play an international match at the Echo Arena....read more
18 February 2015

Media City visit for Northern Lights winners

Five media students from Liverpool Screen School visited the ITV studios at Media City in Salford this week, after winning a competition as part of the broadcaster’s new educational project....read more
18 February 2015

Pupils get to grips with trainee teachers

LJMU trainee teachers were interviewed by a panel of students from Childwall High School as part of the annual Get That Job Day at IM Marsh....read more
17 February 2015

Are you a student carer?

Are you a student carer? If the answer is yes, Student Advice and Wellbeing Services would like to hear from you. ...read more
17 February 2015

Architecture student selected for prestigious RIBA award

Oliver Townsend, a BA (Hons) Architecture graduate from the Liverpool School of Art and Design, has been shortlisted for the RIBA Presidents’ Medals award for his reimagining of a space colony on the Moon....read more
17 February 2015

Apply now for support from Hillsborough Trust Fund

The deadline for applying for support from the Hillsborough Trust Fund is the 27 February. ...read more
17 February 2015

NSS prize winners announced

Another five lucky students have been selected to win prizes worth £100 as part of this year's National Student Survey....read more
17 February 2015

European Grant to help our understanding of how galaxies form

Professor Nate Bastian, Head of Research at the Astrophysics Research Institute and Royal Society University Research Fellow, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant. ...read more
16 February 2015

Postgraduate student in round table discussions at No. 10

MSc Public Health student and 'Caremaker' Simon Nielson was recently invited by Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings to take part in a closed door round table discussion at 10 Downing Street....read more
16 February 2015

Library Services receives full marks for CSE award

Library Services gained full marks for Customer Service Excellence (CSE) standard and were presented with the award by LJMU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill....read more
16 February 2015

Student advice for staying safe

Liverpool is a safe UK city. However, like in any city around the world, crime does unfortunately occur. We hope that your time at LJMU will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience but it pays to be aware of your personal safety....read more
13 February 2015

Pirate ship lecturer wins research prize

A research paper written by LJMU lecturer in Journalism, Richard Rudin, based on his experience of swapping the lecture theatre for a 'pirate' radio ship has won an international research award....read more
13 February 2015

English Professor secures prestigious Curran Fellowship

LJMU Professor in English has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to support his research about the History of Print Culture....read more
13 February 2015

New £10,000 scholarships for taught Masters students

Over 100 new scholarships worth £10,000 each will be available to eligible students starting taught Masters programmes at LJMU in the 2015/2016 academic year, as part of the government match-funded Postgraduate Support Scheme. ...read more
12 February 2015

Debate: national security against protecting individual rights

Two School of Law academics, Dr David Lowe and Dr Bleddyn Davies went head-to-head at the first of this year’s legal debates, arguing for balancing the needs of national security and individual rights in cases of terrorism...read more
12 February 2015

Try something new during LJMU Wellbeing Week

To coincide with University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day, LJMU’s Wellbeing Week (16 - 20 February), will provide new ways to improve wellbeing and promote positive mental health. ...read more
12 February 2015

Maths is Fantastic week at Avril Robarts Library

Cautious about calculus? Averse to algebra? Loathe logarithms? For Maths is Fantastic week, mathematics sessions will be available to demystify maths and numeracy with one-to-one specialist support....read more
11 February 2015

LJMU poet takes the stage at Southbank Centre

Creative Writing lecturer and poet, Andrew McMillan recently took the stage at the Hidden Desires, Hidden Literature Festival celebrating LGBT poetry at the Poetry Library in the Soutbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall....read more
11 February 2015

Success for Europe's biggest student enterprise conference

Young business leaders gathered in Liverpool for the first National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) Student Enterprise Conference held in the City and hosted by LJMU in partnership with Santander....read more
11 February 2015

New Careers Zones bring students and employers together

New LJMU Careers Zones are being praised by students, and local and national businesses for providing additional career development support and connecting students with employers. ...read more
10 February 2015

The football performance environment: player perceptions

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences continued their series of industry expert Question and Answer sessions for students with professional footballers Peter Clarke from Blackpool and player-coach Chris Shuker from Tranmere Rovers and former professional football and English Premier League club liaison officer, Paul Lake....read more
10 February 2015

Airline praises student for giving life-saving treatment

Ryanair has praised the services of a trainee paramedic who performed life-saving treatment on their flight....read more
10 February 2015

Warming up for wellbeing week with the Big Apple Van

To get ready for LJMU's Wellbeing Week, The Big Apple Van will be in and around the University from Monday 9 February....read more
9 February 2015

Are you an NSS prize winner?

The winners of the second National Student Survey prize draw are announced....read more
5 February 2015

Life-saving research into Carbon Monoxide

LJMU’s research into Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm ownership and the levels of CO in homes has been included in the latest report produced by the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group. The Report Carbon Monoxide: From Awareness to Action - Inquiry findings: Detection and Technology is the benchmark for all CO related activities in the UK. ...read more
4 February 2015

LJMU-Mersey Maritime project for the Atlantic region

Liverpool John Moores University has teamed up with Mersey Maritime and Vestfold University College in Norway to bring together maritime clusters from the Atlantic region. The partners were invited to lead an EU funded workshop at the Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Porto to present to stakeholders their ideas to create a common platform to support innovation, research and higher skills. ...read more
4 February 2015

In memoriam: Rod Tyrer

It is with great sadness that the University announces the death of Rod Tyrer....read more
3 February 2015

Human-altered ecosystems

What can fossil bones tell us about the ecology and behaviour of extinct species? In two recent publications, Dr Carlo Meloro from the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology has worked with international teams to demonstrate how we can interpret palaeoecology (the ecology of fossil animals and plants) of extinct wild dogs by looking at their fore-limb and skull shape. By studying these prehistoric dogs, we can understand how species today might need support in human-altered ecosystems....read more
3 February 2015

Supporting Science and Engineering Innovation

LJMU has received a £5 million share of HEFCE’s £200 million funding scheme to support an increase in high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. ...read more
3 February 2015

Business students experience PM’s Question Time

LJMU BA Business Management students recently visited London to explore the Houses of Parliament, one of several excursions they undertake as part of their academic studies....read more
2 February 2015

Mad about maths

As a nation we have led some of the greatest advances in maths, yet all too often people seem proud to have a problem with the subject. LJMU is leading the way for research and support through academic expertise, external partnerships and by providing centres for students and staff to gain confidence and skills....read more
2 February 2015

Have you registered to vote? Individual Electoral Registration

Individual Electoral Registration means that students need to register to vote in both the General and local elections that are taking place later this year....read more
2 February 2015

LJMU's Face Lab reveals faces of the past and present

Liverpool will be a centre of excellence for craniofacial analysis, facial depiction and forensic art, following the launch of LJMU’s Face Lab....read more
30 January 2015

Merseyside at War 1914-1918 Project: War Words Poetry Challenge

LJMU's Merseyside at War 1914-1918 Project was launched in 2014 and features a website to honour the part played by the people of Merseyside who lived, worked or fought during the First World War....read more
30 January 2015

Make a big difference with Payroll Giving

LJMU has four recognised Corporate Charities that each achieve amazing results and help people with all different needs and the University has a number of staff who regularly donate....read more
29 January 2015

LJMU contributes to national conference on financial inclusion

LJMU was invited to participate in a major national financial inclusion conference in London, recognising the University’s leading role into research in this area....read more
29 January 2015

NERC urgency grant awarded to investigate dam breach

LJMU has received an NERC urgency grant to investigate the environmental impacts of a mine tailings dam breach in British Columbia, Canada....read more
28 January 2015

First National Student Survey prize winners announced

The winners of the first National Student Survey prize draw are announced....read more
28 January 2015

Professorship and Readership Conferment: call for submissions

Each year, applications are invited for the conferment of Professorships and Readerships and the process for 2015 is now open....read more
27 January 2015

James Joyce learning resource launched at Everyman

English academic, Dr Gerry Smyth launched his long-awaited James Joyce Chamber Music digital resource at the Everyman Theatre with a live performance of three pieces with his daughter, Esther....read more
27 January 2015

Writing talent recognised with book publishing deals

The Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies is celebrating a double-publishing deal as academic and graduate both have books launched....read more
27 January 2015

Have your say - complete the UK Engagement Survey today!

Are you a Foundation, Level 4 or Level 5 student? Then we need you to take part in a new survey. We want to know more about your learning experiences. ...read more
26 January 2015

New undergraduate engagement survey starts

Last week, all Foundation, Level 4 and Level 5 students were invited to take part in the UK Engagement Survey (UKES)....read more
26 January 2015

LJMU ranking released in UI Green Metric

Towards the end of last year, LJMU made its first entry into the UI Green Metric Ranking of World Universities – an international ranking system of universities from around the world based on their environmental performance....read more
26 January 2015

Accreditation and employment for Product Design Engineering

The Product Design Engineering team have experienced an insightful semester hosting the Institution of Engineering Designers (iED) accreditation visit, whilst two placement students met the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, during their working week at Optare....read more
21 January 2015

Music legend opens 'In Conversation with' series

He was an engineer for The Clash, instrumental in the Culture Club’s meteoric rise in the 1980s and has worked with artists as diverse as Boy George, Stevie Wonder, China Crisis, Motörhead and the Beach Boys....read more
20 January 2015

Canadian paramedic exchange programme success

A successful partnership originally developed by LJMU Paramedic students in 2008 continues to thrive, with the Canadian visit of this year’s exchange programme....read more
20 January 2015

Student advice for staying safe

Liverpool is a safe UK city. However, like in any city around the world, crime does unfortunately occur. Students returning from the Christmas break should be aware of the safety and security of accommodation and personal items....read more
20 January 2015

Reconstructing Ice Age environments

A study into the feeding behaviour of two extinct European rhinoceros species has revealed an unexpected survival strategy for a mammalian family of the Ice Ages. The new findings published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews showed that the rhinos had the ability to change their diet regardless of their dietary specialisation, for example when the climate changed. Based on these surprising findings, reconstructions of the Ice Age environments, which were partly based on the diet assumed for these rhinoceroses, must also be reconsidered. ...read more
19 January 2015

The National Student Survey has started!

This year’s National Student Survey (NSS) has now started. Last year, 76% of final year students completed the NSS. The challenge we face now is to encourage as many, if not more, undergraduates to complete this survey....read more
19 January 2015

The National Student Survey has started!

If you are a final year undergraduate or an ITT student, you will be contacted this week by independent market research company Ipsos Mori to complete this year’s National Student Survey....read more
19 January 2015

LJMU helps improve diets of looked-after young people

The diets of young people in care in Liverpool will be improved thanks to a course for foster carers and social workers developed by LJMU....read more
15 January 2015

Take part in a live type exhibition at FACT

Visitors to the current Type Motion exhibition at FACT are being asked to take part in a new puzzle game, developed by Liverpool School of Art and Design (LSAD) Graphic Design and Illustration programme leader, Ian Mitchell....read more
15 January 2015

Placing the focus on a university future

Nearly 500 local secondary school pupils experienced LJMU recently on our Dream, Plan, Achieve programme....read more
15 January 2015

Institute to map local innovation strengths

The European Institute for Urban Affairs (EIUA) and private sector partner Impact Science have been commissioned by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to map innovation in Local Enterprise Partnership areas....read more
14 January 2015

Individual privacy versus Freedom of Information

UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham, debated issues of civil liberties and security risks at the first Roscoe Lecture of 2015. ...read more
14 January 2015

Why not try the LJMU Wellbeing Choir?

The choir is an informal, fun group and aims to encourage wellbeing through singing together in a group. It’s believed that singing is good for mental and physical health, lifting moods and improving breathing....read more
13 January 2015

LJMU and Tate Liverpool partnership continues to thrive

The Transmitting Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Liverpool is the latest event to highlight the successful cultural partnership between the leading arts organisation and LJMU. ...read more
13 January 2015

New light on the evolution of human speech

Scientists still don’t know how human speech evolved from our great ape ancestors. But a study involving Liverpool John Moores University and the Pongo Foundation has uncovered new calls from orang-utans that show fundamental similarities with human spoken languages offering a potential origin point for speech evolution....read more
12 January 2015

New Year's Honours List

A number of LJMU Honorary Fellows featured in the New Year's Honours List....read more
12 January 2015

Business School author reaches top spot on Amazon

Dr Phil Kelly, Senior Lecturer at LJMU’s Business School, has reached the top spot on Amazon for his bestselling book, Management Theory and Practice, co-authored with Gerald Cole....read more
9 January 2015

In memoriam: Matthew Veasey

It is with great sadness that the University announces the death of Matthew Veasey, who passed away this December following a courageous fight against cancer....read more
7 January 2015

New hope for Borneo’s orang-utans: conservation research

New conservation research has discovered that up to 74% of current orang-utan habitat in Borneo could become unsuitable for this endangered species due to 21st century climate or land-cover changes. However, the research has also identified up to 42,000km2 of land that could serve as potential orang-utan refuges on the island, and could be relatively safe new habitats for the great ape to reside....read more
7 January 2015

Strategies for survival

Scientists uncover why inbreeding occurs in some social species....read more
7 January 2015

Discounted match tickets: Everton FC

Everton FC is offering LJMU staff and students discounted tickets to selected 2015 premiership football matches:...read more
7 January 2015

In memoriam: Professor Lindsey Dugdill

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Professor Lindsey Dugdill following a brave battle with cancer....read more
6 January 2015

How drone research is driving global technology

Drone research at LJMU is branching out into new areas including working with Google Maps and Google Earth engines and introducing a ‘Civic Drones programme’ for the business community. This has led to this establishment of the LJMU Drones Research Laboratory and interdisciplinary work between the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, the General Engineering Research Institute (GERI) and Open Labs....read more
6 January 2015

ARI creates simulation of the Universe with realistic galaxies

An international team of astronomers, including Dr Rob Crain from the LJMU Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI), have developed a simulation of the Universe in which realistic galaxies are created. Astronomers can now use the results to study the development of galaxies from almost 14 billion years ago until now....read more
6 January 2015

Free Royal Court tickets: Canoeing for Beginners

Liverpool's Royal Court theatre is offering free tickets for LJMU students to attend previews of all their shows this year....read more
6 January 2015

New Social Zone coming to City Campus in 2015

2015 will see development of new Social Zone space within the Byrom Street Campus courtyard space....read more
5 January 2015

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