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REF 2014: World-leading research reaches new heights at LJMU

LJMU has achieved world-leading status in the latest assessment of university research, with the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences 0.01 marks off the top position in the UK....read more
18 December 2014

Christopher Graham explores role of UK Information Commissioner

Christopher Graham, UK Information Commissioner will discuss the role of the Information Commissioner at the first LJMU Roscoe Lecture of 2015....read more
17 December 2014

PROTECT Centre’s VIBRANT approach to cyber security skills

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have awarded a Development Fund grant of £40,000 to LJMU’s PROTECT Research Centre for its VIBRANT project, which will develop learning and teaching in the area of cyber security....read more
16 December 2014

History lecturers chosen as BBC experts

Two LJMU History lecturers have been selected by the BBC to be experts throughout the World War 1 at Home project, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council....read more
16 December 2014

LJMU first to take part in ITV project

LJMU Screen School students were the first to take part in ITV’s Northern Lights Project, aimed at sharing industry insight and nurturing and developing skills of aspiring TV writers, producers and directors....read more
15 December 2014

Galactic Cannibalism - late lunch for hungry black hole?

An international team of scientists including LJMU's Astrophysics Research Institute and the NASA Herschel Science Center (NHSC) at the California Institute of Technology, have used a suite of NASA and European Space Agency satellites, to study a galactic train wreck 50 million light years from Earth, dubbed Arp94, in which two galaxies are colliding and ripping one another apart via their gravitational forces. The research, published in the Astrophysical Journal, shows that dumping hydrogen gas onto a galaxy switches off its ability to form stars - a phenomenon known as quenching....read more
15 December 2014

Panorama journalist gives tips to aspiring hacks

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15 December 2014

Insider Research brings close collaboration

Liverpool Business School has initiated the development of a new research community in Liverpool looking at the topic of Insider Research....read more
15 December 2014

Shedding new light on social bonding

Scientists from LJMU recently presented findings into how we respond to touch, at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington D.C. Elements of the studies, by Professor Francis McGlone and Dr Susannah Walker, found that where people like to be touched may not line up with the areas traditionally considered most sensitive. Their findings emphasise that more attention needs to be paid to the neurobiological basis of affective (rewarding) touch. ...read more
12 December 2014

Sensor City hi-tech incubator launch

A new hi-tech business hub that could create 1,000 jobs and house 300 new businesses over the next decade has officially launched....read more
12 December 2014

Inaugural popular music journal launches

A new biannual peer-reviewed journal, ‘Journal of World Popular Music’ has been launched by Equinox Publisher, edited by LJMU Popular Music Studies academic, Dr Simone Krüger....read more
12 December 2014

Take an Elfie Selfie for LJMU corporate charity

LJMU Corporate Charity Macmillan Cancer Support would like students and staff to support a Christmas fundraising initiative - ‘Elfie Selfie’....read more
12 December 2014

Christmas 2014: information for students

Details about LJMU Library opening hours and useful Christmas Information and Advice Guide....read more
11 December 2014

Royal Society Partnership Grant inspires young sports scientists

Merseyside schools are continuing to experience what it means to be a sports scientist and the many careers there are in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, thanks to a third Royal Society Partnership Grant, delivered by the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences....read more
11 December 2014

LJMU Suitcase production released as a film

'Suitcase', written and directed by LJMU Reader Ros Merkin, and performed and produced last year by LJMU graduates to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Kindertransport in Britain, has now been released as a film....read more
11 December 2014

LJMU computing students shine in regional competition

Students from the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences won first prize in the Technology Challenge 2014 against strong competition from seven other regional Universities. This prestigious event was organised by Barclays Personal and Corporate Banking, BBC Future Media, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and the Project Management Institute, with finals hosted by BBC Future Media at MediaCityUK....read more
10 December 2014

Exciting art and design travel awards now open

Students at the School of Art and Design with a love for travel and adventure are being encouraged to apply for the School’s annual Susan Cotton and the Susan Dunthorne Awards, which opened with a presentation from two of last year’s winners....read more
10 December 2014

Academic gives talk about fascism in film

Dr Lydia Papadimitriou, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies, was invited to participate in 'Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities', at the University of Portsmouth, in collaboration with the Portsmouth Film Society....read more
10 December 2014

LJMU at the forefront of student entrepreneurship

The LJMU Centre for Entrepreneurship is set to host the National Student Enterprise Conference for 2015, the biggest event of its kind in Europe, which brings together students and graduates from colleges and universities across the UK for a weekend of networking and practical workshops....read more
9 December 2014

Gouldian finches show us the effects of social conformity

LJMU scientists have published research that provides a unique opportunity to investigate how personality can be affected by social context. Dr Leah Williams and Dr Claudia Mettke-Hofmann from the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, published work in the journal Animal Behaviour which reveals that the Australian Gouldian finch birds adjust their behaviour according to the personality of their partners....read more
8 December 2014

Facial depiction of St Nicholas revealed to St Nicholas Catholic

On the eve of the feast day of St Nicholas, children attending the school named after him will be the first to see Liverpool John Moores University's new facial depiction of the saint....read more
8 December 2014

LJMU academic receives ICRAR Senior Women in Astronomy Fellowship

Dr Andreea Font has been awarded the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) Visiting Fellowship for Senior Women in Astronomy....read more
8 December 2014

LJMU Research Café

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is staging a unique event in Central Library on Monday 15 December....read more
5 December 2014

PhD partnership brings professional support to LJMU Rugby

The LJMU Rugby League Team has received training session support from professional super league players based at Widnes Vikings Rugby League. ...read more
5 December 2014

Broadcasting professional on the digital age of broadcasting

The Media Technology group (based in the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations) recently welcomed broadcasting professional Trevor Dann to give an illustrated talk on his expectations in the digital age of broadcasting....read more
5 December 2014

Social work students visiting Liverpool’s Family Courts

As part of their module 'Professional Practice with Children, Young People and their Families”' LJMU Social Work students visited Liverpool’s Family Courts....read more
5 December 2014

Roscoe Lecture Review: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

One of the UK’s most distinguished lawyers and human rights champions Helena Kennedy QC, delivered the 124th Roscoe Lecture at St George’s Hall as she took the audience through the search for justice in an unjust world. ...read more
3 December 2014

LJMU Drama students’ production celebrates 150 years of history

Over 150 students, past pupils and members of the public walked through the gates of the Joe H Makin Drama Centre to witness more than 150 years of history throughout the four floors of the former Liverpool Hebrew School....read more
3 December 2014

Personal gift to students from LJMU Chancellor

Sir Brian Leveson, Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, generously presented his extensive collection of All England Law Reports to LJMU’s School of Law. ...read more
3 December 2014

Student Housing Fairs - helping you find the ideal place

Liverpool Student Homes, the university service for private accommodation, is running two housing fairs where you can meet registered landlords and start your search for somewhere to live next year....read more
2 December 2014

Alder Hey and LJMU demonstrate research to patients

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and LJMU, who work together on a range of innovative research projects, staged a public event for patients to see some of their collaborative work in action....read more
1 December 2014

Chief’s lecture places surveillance in the spotlight

250 people gathered in the Redmonds Building to hear Sir Jon Murphy QPM, Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, give his annual public lecture, focusing on surveillance and its impacts on contemporary law enforcement....read more
1 December 2014

Honorary Fellow: Darren Henley

Darren Henley OBE received an Honorary Fellowship from LJMU on Friday 28 November in recognition of his outstanding contribution to arts and culture. ...read more
28 November 2014

Outstanding graduates celebrate success

At the final winter Graduation ceremony, students from the Faculties of Arts, Professional and Social Studies, Science, and Technology and Environment celebrated receiving their awards in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. ...read more
28 November 2014

Health graduates celebrate

On the afternoon of Thursday 27 November, students from the Faculty of Education, Health and Community graduated at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral....read more
27 November 2014

Honorary Fellow: Ian Meadows

Ian Meadows OBE DL received an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University on Thursday 27 November 2014 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to business and the civic life of the city....read more
27 November 2014

Hats off to the Faculty of Education, Health and Community

At the first of Thursday's Graduation Ceremonies, education students from LJMU's Faculty of Education, Health and Community collected their certificates at Liverpool Cathedral. ...read more
27 November 2014

Honorary Fellow: Sir Jon Murphy

Sir Jon Murphy QPM received an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University on Thursday 27 November 2014 in recognition of his exceptional services to policing and community relations....read more
27 November 2014

International Public Health student wins scholarship

Postgraduate student Dr Joshua Arthur, was recently successful in his application for a highly coveted award from the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme....read more
26 November 2014

Successful collaboration benefits LJMU and Meyer Group

LJMU’s Food Academy has again benefitted from a successful collaborative partnership with cookware manufacturer Meyer Group....read more
26 November 2014

Health interventions in the natural environment

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Faculty of Education, Health and Community have in partnership, gained a successful match funded PhD with The Mersey Forest to explore the health benefits of outdoor interventions, providing key research to the Natural Health Service....read more
26 November 2014

Baroness Kennedy QC: Searching for justice in an unjust world

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, one of the UK’s most distinguished lawyers, will talk about the search for justice in an unjust world for the last Roscoe Lecture of 2014....read more
21 November 2014

PhD students’ international welcome

Thirty Liverpool Business School doctoral students and their families came together last week to celebrate studying in Liverpool and being part of a thriving international postgraduate community....read more
20 November 2014

Win a pair of tickets: NACUE Student Enterprise Conference 2015

LJMU will host the NACUE (National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs) student enterprise conference on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015....read more
20 November 2014

LJMU lecture highlights two Liverpool stories of heroism

The Secretary of the Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund and a Liverpool Pals researcher delivered a moving Roscoe Lecture entitled ‘Two Stories of Heroism - Chavasse and the Liverpool Pals.’...read more
18 November 2014

New Brighton memories captured in new exhibition

Liverpool pensioners’ memories of New Brighton have been captured by LJMU students to form part of a new exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool....read more
18 November 2014

LJMU announces new Honorary Fellows

LJMU has released details of the Honorary Fellowships to be conferred during its November graduation ceremonies. The recipients are the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police, the Chief Executive of Liverpool’s oldest manufacturer, RS Clare and Co Ltd, and the Managing Director of Classic FM....read more
17 November 2014

'Try it Out' funding for great student business ideas

LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship’s ‘Try it out’ awards are now open to current LJMU students who have a potentially viable business idea....read more
17 November 2014

Rise in young people presenting to HIV services in the north west

The Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University have released the latest figures on HIV/AIDS in the north west of England. Findings show that young people aged 15-24 accounted for 14% of those new to services in 2013 which is the equivalent of two young people presenting to services each week. Each year has seen continuing cases among young men who have sex with men (MSM) and over half of MSM aged under 25 living with HIV in the North West were new to services in 2013....read more
17 November 2014

Survival strategies of the Ice Age

A team of international researchers, including Professor Joel D. Irish from Liverpool John Moores University have discovered the youngest human remains ever found in the North American Arctic, which could lead to new thinking about how early societies were structured....read more
17 November 2014

Andrew Miller MP delivers inaugural Women in STEM lecture

Andrew Miller MP visited LJMU to deliver the inaugural Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Lecture on Wednesday 12 November....read more
14 November 2014

STFC Award for LJMU astronomers

The Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) has been awarded a Consolidated Grant totalling £1.4m from the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to support their ambitious portfolio of astrophysics research from 2015 to 2018. The award will help astronomers at ARI to maintain their leading international position using astronomical data from world-class observational facilities, including the Liverpool Telescope....read more
14 November 2014

Essential employment experience with Backstage@Bosch

Backstage@Bosch is a unique one day work shadowing experience at Bosch in Liverpool....read more
12 November 2014

Law students debate drugs decriminalisation issue

There’s nothing like a burning topic to get people talking and at this year’s LJMU Student Law Debating competition, in association with the Inner Temple, eight School of Law students debated the pros and cons of decriminalising drugs in the UK....read more
12 November 2014

LJMU celebrates National Care Leavers Week

LJMU welcomed 40 students (aged 13 to 22) from across the North West who are currently looked after by their local authority either in residential or foster care....read more
12 November 2014

Merseyside at War Project would like to hear from you

LJMU's Merseyside at War 1914-1918 Project was launched earlier this year and now 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
11 November 2014

World record attempt for fastest human powered vehicle

Sports scientists from Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University have helped to select riders to take on the World Human Power Speed Challenge, due to take place in September 2015....read more
10 November 2014

Improving how medicines are managed in the NHS

The first research collaboration in the UK between a hospital, university and community pharmacist is taking place through a unique project from LJMU, the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and LloydsPharmacy. ...read more
10 November 2014

Win ticket to conference for entrepreneurs and innovators

LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship with NACUE (National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs), has three free tickets up for grabs for LeanConf14 on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18November at The Comedy Store, Manchester....read more
6 November 2014

Collaboration to celebrate Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month 2014, LJMU's Outreach team held a collaborative event showcasing students’ talents whilst focusing on the topic of African and Black History....read more
6 November 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week: business advice surgeries

To coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship is running a series of business advice surgeries for students at various locations across the University....read more
6 November 2014

School Direct team set up 'Polish Village'

22 trainee teachers (School Direct route) have been working with the John Paul II Polish Supplementary School in Liverpool to create a 'Polish Village' for local young people with Polish Heritage....read more
6 November 2014

Free Royal Court tickets: Scouse of the Antarctic

Liverpool's Royal Court theatre is offering free tickets for LJMU students to attend previews of all their shows this year....read more
4 November 2014

Start-up firms and public receive free legal advice from LJMU

LJMU’s School of Law will be providing free legal advice to members of the public and start-up businesses as part of a new service....read more
4 November 2014