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The 2011 summer riots: Courts accused of ‘collective hysteria’

A review of sentencing following the 2011 English riots has shown that sentences were much harsher than first realised. Research published in The British Journal of Criminology, carried out by LJMU’s Dr Carly Lightowlers, Lecturer in Criminal Justice, found that the courts got caught up in a similar kind of collective hysteria to the people who acted out of character during the riots....read more
30 October 2014

Vikings appoint LJMU PhD student as nutritionist

Professional rugby league club Widnes Vikings have appointed LJMU PhD student James Morehen as the Club’s new nutritionist as part of their partnership with the University....read more
29 October 2014

Strong support for TAE from key UK employers

The Faculty of Technology and Environment (TAE) recently held their 9th annual ‘Employers Open Day’, focussing on career and placement opportunities for students, with nearly 40 companies and seven professional bodies attending including Kier Group plc, ISG plc, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)....read more
29 October 2014

LJMU’s Wellbeing Choir: open to staff and students

LJMU's Wellbeing choir, which is open to both students and staff, will be meeting again from Monday 3 November....read more
29 October 2014

Business students prepare for placements

Nearly 400 students currently researching their work placements, attended Liverpool Business School’s Placements Fair....read more
29 October 2014

Unite Foundation pledges to support more students

As a partner in the Unite Foundation, LJMU is pleased to announce the Foundation has secured £8.5 million in new funding – safeguarding the future of the charity into 2021....read more
28 October 2014

The ground-breaking dietary intervention for the racing community

The health and wellbeing of jockeys has always been an issue, with many choosing to undertake severe food and drink restrictions along with unhelpful weight control practices. These are extremely dangerous for the physical and psychological health of jockeys as well as impairing their riding performance, but now LJMU sports scientists are offering a solution, with high profile jockeys praising the research....read more
27 October 2014

Get fit for free and in style at city centre gym

Free membership to Lifestyles fitness centres has just got better with the opening of the refurbished Millennium Lifestyles located on Victoria Street in Liverpool city centre....read more
24 October 2014

The football performance environment: Nigel Adkins, Reading FC

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences began the first in the series of industry expert Question and Answer sessions for students with Reading Football Club Manager, Nigel Adkins....read more
23 October 2014

100% renewable electricity for LJMU

The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources has increased year on year since 2009, and in 2013 it delivered nearly 15% of the UK's electricity supply....read more
23 October 2014

Statistics Resource & Support Centre: on confidence in maths

LJMU has launched the Statistics Resource & Support Centre, based in the Aldham Robarts Library. The service supports students and staff with any statistics or numeracy-related query, aiming to improve their confidence and attainment in statistics....read more
22 October 2014

New School specific Career Planning Guides out now

The new School specific editions of the LJMU Career Planning Guides are available now....read more
22 October 2014

Important information for looking after your health

It is very important that you look after your health and this includes ensuring that you are registered with a doctor close to where you live and that you have had all the recommended immunisations....read more
22 October 2014

Psychology and Business Schools give students the employment edge

LJMU Marketing students are gaining first-hand, research-led knowledge of consumer psychology through a new module that is already proving to increase their employability. ...read more
21 October 2014

Ice hockey players undergo state-of-the-art screening at LJMU

The Manchester Phoenix first team squad has taken part in a state-of-the-art cardiac screening programme at LJMU to discover the effects of ice hockey on the heart....read more
20 October 2014

New PhD scholarships: apply now

New PhD scholarships: Apply now for three year fully-funded and fees-only scholarships. ...read more
20 October 2014

Baroness Amos discusses challenges of the UN

Baroness Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations, delivered a Roscoe Lecture entitled ‘The role of the United Nations in a world riven by conflict, poverty and hunger.’...read more
17 October 2014

In memoriam: Graham McLean

It is with great sadness that the University announces the death of Graham McLean who worked as a lecturer in Applied Physics at LJMU for over 35 years....read more
17 October 2014

Important security information: 'Phishing' emails

'Phishing' emails targeting students are very common at term start and around the main student loan instalment dates. However, they do happen at other times of the year too. ...read more
17 October 2014

£1000 Business Awards for final year students

LJMU is looking for two outstanding final year students who can demonstrate their success and act as role models to others across Merseyside, including LJMU students....read more
16 October 2014

Launch of Journal of Greek Media and Culture

The Journal of Greek Media and Culture is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of manifestations of media and culture in and about Greece. Founding editor and Film Studies senior lecturer Dr Lydia Papadimitriou organised and chaired a launch event....read more
15 October 2014

Listen to Terence Davies in conversation for free

Liverpool’s Homotopia Festival, one of LJMU's cultural partners, continues with its ground-breaking series of public events by bringing acclaimed filmmaker, Terence Davies back to the city in November, and LJMU students have an opportunity to snap up free tickets worth £8....read more
15 October 2014

Student midwives host study day to launch society

The LJMU Midwifery Society, organised and devised by LJMU students, launched its first event; a study day focusing on issues in midwifery today....read more
15 October 2014

The Mono Supercar from conception to production

As part of Design/Innovation/Media Week, LJMU announces a Keynote Lecture by a Senior Designer from Briggs Automotive Company....read more
15 October 2014

ARI research helps explain exploding stars puzzle

New research published in the journal Nature, using highly-detailed radio-telescope images, has pinpointed the locations where a stellar explosion called a nova emitted gamma rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic waves. The discovery, together with models originally developed at LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI), revealed a probable mechanism for the gamma-ray emissions - a phenomenon that has mystified astronomers since first observed from a nova in 2012....read more
14 October 2014

New international students: register now for Lord Mayor's welcome

Are you an international student who has just joined LJMU this academic year? If so, you are invited to a special Welcome to Liverpool event for international students....read more
10 October 2014

World Mental Health Day 2014

World Mental Health Day is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy. LJMU is running a range of activities designed to celebrate good mental health and encourage us all to look at what we can do to maintain and promote positive wellbeing. ...read more
9 October 2014

The First World War: Myth and Reality

An audience of more than 160 attended Professor Gary Sheffield’s lecture entitled 'The First World War: Myth and Reality'....read more
8 October 2014

Safe Taxi Scheme launched for students

In conjunction with Alpha Taxis, LiverpoolSU is pleased to announce the launch of Liverpool’s first ‘Safe Taxi’ scheme....read more
8 October 2014

Divided we fall: Valerie Amos on the role of the United Nations

Baroness Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, United Nations discusses the role of the United Nations in a world riven by conflict, poverty and hunger....read more
8 October 2014

New scheme encourages people with autism to engage in sport

A research team from the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences (RISES) are working in partnership with the Wirral Autistic Society (WAS) on a new scheme designed to encourage more people with autism spectrum conditions to engage in sport. The scheme is called AutismAbility and is funded by a grant awarded to Wirral Autistic Society by Sport England....read more
7 October 2014

In memoriam: Chris McGoldrick

It is with great sadness that the University announces the death of Chris McGoldrick who worked in the School of Humanities and Social Science for twenty years....read more
7 October 2014

Improve your fitness and wellbeing with Healthy Halls

Healthy Halls is a free 12 week programme of events designed especially for you to improve your health and wellbeing....read more
6 October 2014

Forthcoming ARI member receives Royal Society Fellowship

The Royal Society has announced the appointment of Dr Rob Crain as one of 43 University Research Fellows for 2014, and he will soon begin his fellowship at LJMU's Astrophysics Research Institute....read more
2 October 2014

New book places employability at the heart of learning

A new criminal justice text book co-authored by LJMU employability experts which aims to offer a one-stop guide to becoming employable is being used as a core text by School of Law students....read more
2 October 2014

Roscoe Lecture review: John Fleming

John Fleming, Executive Vice President Europe of Ford Motor Company, presented his Roscoe Lecture at St George's Hall on 1 October....read more
2 October 2014

Award-winning author opens Writing 101

Man Booker shortlisted author, Alison Moore opened LJMU’s first 'Writing 101' event, with a selection of readings from her work and an account of her journey as a writer....read more
1 October 2014

Report shows decrease in Greater Manchester A&E violence

A new report from LJMU’s Centre for Public Health has found that the number of violence-related incidents in Greater Manchester Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments has fallen by 22%....read more
1 October 2014

Barbour ABI partners with LJMU

Leading construction data business Barbour ABI is collaborating with LJMU’s School of the Built Environment to further strengthen its industry leading service....read more
30 September 2014

Liverpool Careers Fair

The Liverpool Careers Fair will take place from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Wednesday 8 October at St George's Hall, Liverpool city centre....read more
29 September 2014

Athena SWAN Award success

LJMU has received the Athena SWAN University Bronze Award in recognition of its commitment to advancing women's higher education and research careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM)....read more
26 September 2014

From New Designers Show to 100% employability

Ten BSc (Hons) Product Design Engineering graduates have just returned from this year’s New Designers Show at the Business Design Centre in London....read more
26 September 2014

Sign up for sponsored sleepout

Are you prepared to sleep out on the streets of Liverpool for LJMU Corporate Charity the Whitechapel Centre?...read more
26 September 2014

Dusting off interesting books at Central Library

Oscar Wilde, Margaret Attwood and Edward Lear were the subjects of talks given by three LJMU English academics at Liverpool Central Library last week, to kick off the monthly Shelf Lives series....read more
25 September 2014

Graduate Schemes workshops for LJMU students

The World of Work Careers Centre is running a number of workshops called Graduate Schemes Uncovered in the coming weeks...read more
25 September 2014

LJMU report sparks debate in the House of Commons

A report produced by LJMU and the Sport and Recreation Alliance sparked a debate in the House of Commons about the economic impact of outdoor recreation....read more
24 September 2014

Free fresh food for freshers

More than 7,000 new Liverpool John Moores University and University of Liverpool students will receive a free food box as part of an initiative to show young people how to eat well on a budget....read more
24 September 2014

Honorary Fellowships 2015 - Call for Nominations

Each year the University welcomes a range of individuals and organisations to LJMU by conferring Honorary Fellowships and Corporate Awards. In order to plan for the forthcoming year, nominations are now invited for individuals to be considered for Fellowships in 2015. ...read more
23 September 2014

LJMU tops recruitment table for Barclays

Four LJMU graduates have recently joined the Barclays World Class Technology Graduate Programme. ...read more
23 September 2014

Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015

LJMU has climbed an impressive 12 places in this year's Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and is now ranked 71st in the UK. LJMU is ranked 51st out of all UK universities for student satisfaction and 5th in the North West of England. ...read more
22 September 2014

Apprenticeship scheme to tackle youth unemployment

LJMU has appointed new five apprentices as part of its ongoing scheme to provide job opportunities for young people who are not in education, employment or training. This year’s appointments follows the success of last year’s pilot programme which saw six young people securing jobs or university places after completing their 12 month apprenticeships at LJMU....read more
22 September 2014

Avril Robarts and Tithebarn St water supply disruption: 22 Sept

LJMU has been advised by United Utilities that emergency water mains repairs will be taking place between 9am and 1pm on Monday 22 September in the vicinity of the Tithebarn Street Building. As a result of these works, water supplies will be disrupted....read more
19 September 2014

New international students induction presentation

New international students joining LJMU this academic year are invited to attend an induction presentation on Monday 22 September at 12 noon in the Aldham Robarts Library. International students who attended an induction presentation during the Welcome event on St George's Hall on either Monday 8 or Tuesday 9 September do not have to attend this presentation....read more
19 September 2014

The science and festival of food

LJMU is once again proud to be sponsoring the annual Liverpool Food and Drink Festival....read more
19 September 2014

LJMU leads inaugural Gulf Research Symposium

Academics from Liverpool Business School (LBS) and the Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute organised and delivered the inaugural Doctoral Symposium for the Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) 2014 annual conference at the University of Cambridge....read more
19 September 2014

LJMU recognised for welcoming gay students

LJMU is one of only six universities in the country to score top marks in an annual guide for gay students....read more
18 September 2014

Share your passion at the first ever LJMU Ignite event

Can you communicate your passion in a five-minute presentation?...read more
17 September 2014

Entries now open: Brainwave Ideas Competition 2014

Brand new from LJMU's Centre for Entrepreneurship the competition is open to all LJMU students - the winning idea is awarded £500 and the option for help and advice from the team to take the idea forward....read more
16 September 2014

Lecture: Universities should do more to keep women in science

LJMU is hosting a public talk presented by Andrew Miller MP titled "Universities should do more to keep women in science"....read more
16 September 2014

Winning poster prize at Natural History Museum

Dr Robert Stephenson from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences won first prize in the poster competition at the second international Tomography for Scientific Advancement (ToScA) meeting at the Natural History Museum in London last week. ...read more
15 September 2014

SPRAT - exciting new instrument arrives on Liverpool Telescope

The Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) has announced the successful commissioning of an exciting new instrument on the Liverpool Telescope (LT). ...read more
15 September 2014

Blues team up with School of Law

Everton Football Club's Head of Legal Services will give Law students an insight into the fascinating world of football as he takes up a post as guest lecturer at LJMU's School of Law....read more
11 September 2014

New travel costs award for students taught at IM Marsh

All full-time students who are taught at the IM Marsh campus and who live in a city centre student Halls of Residence are entitled to a one-off contribution towards their travel costs during the 2014/15 academic year....read more
11 September 2014

Discounted tickets for Everton FC matches

Everton FC is offering LJMU staff and students discounted tickets to some premiership football matches this season....read more
10 September 2014

Forensic geneticist's research: Naming Jack the Ripper

LJMU’s Dr Jari Louhelainen undertakes research on the identity of Jack the Ripper - 126 years after the murders....read more
8 September 2014

Enter the LJMU photo competition and you could win an iPad

Submit your brilliant photos of life at LJMU and in Liverpool to be in with a chance of winning...read more
5 September 2014

From Silverstone to 100% employment success

Find out why LJMU’s Racing Team are winning the employability race for engineering graduates....read more
5 September 2014

LJMU main university in China maritime partnership

A Memorandum of Understanding is set to strengthen a relationship between Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) and LJMU that stretches back over ten years in Maritime, covering extensive research projects and postgraduate opportunities....read more
4 September 2014

A Multi-Sensor Society

A milestone event in Liverpool is exploring essential research developments for a multi-sensor society. The Eighth International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2014), hosted by LJMU, supports the crucial links between technological devices and the world around them in order to benefit multiple areas from the health care sector through to sporting and military applications....read more
2 September 2014

Thousands of new students attend LJMU Welcome Fairs

On 8 and 9 September LJMU welcomed nearly 7,000 students to the University and Liverpool with Fairs at St George’s Hall, where students found out more about University services and LJMU's partnerships with the city's leading arts and cultural organisations...read more
2 September 2014

ARI renews its MOU with astronomers in Thailand

The Astrophysics Research Institute recently renewed its long-standing Memorandum of Understanding with the National Astronomical Research institute of Thailand (NARIT) for a further six years at a ceremony at NARIT's HQ in Chiang Mai. ...read more
2 September 2014

Excellence in services conference

LJMU hosted the 17th Toulon-Verona Conference on Excellence in Services - only the second time that this event has taken place in the England. ...read more
1 September 2014