Staff News
Student News
All news articles

Search News:

Free Royal Court tickets for new show Sex and the Suburbs

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

LightNight and LJMU join forces

The University is offering its own unique cultural contribution to this year’s LightNight festival, through a partnership which invites all its students and staff to experience the annual one-night arts and culture crawl....read more
23 April 2014

National Student Survey update

With just one week remaining until this year’s NSS closes on 30 April, there has been a surge in the numbers of final year students who have completed the survey....read more
22 April 2014

Mixed Martial Arts Research

LJMU is the first academic institution in the UK to carry out research on the health and fitness of mixed martial arts athletes, helping ensure that Liverpool leads the way in promoting safe practice within this fast growing sport....read more
17 April 2014

Metamaterials research receives £2.5 million boost

Research into using metamaterials in electromagnetics has already demonstrated an invisibility cloak. To take these ideas further into allied areas of advanced materials, £2.5 million is being invested by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Leading UK scientists based at LJMU, Imperial College London and the University of Liverpool will work on the five year study, that is uniquely positioned to span, and take advantage of, both mathematics and physics....read more
17 April 2014

Celebrating excellence in football research

Barry Drust, LJMU’s new Professor of Applied Exercise Physiology, delivered his inaugural lecture, entitled from 'Grimbsy to Brazil: Reflections on a Scientific Journey Through the World of Football', to a packed auditorium at Byrom Street. During his lecture, Professor Drust traced his journey from his home town of Grimbsy through to his imminent departure to Brazil with the England Men’s Senior Football Team for the 2014 world cup competition. ...read more
16 April 2014

GERI Annual Research Symposium (GARS) - second call for papers

Papers are invited for the 9th Annual Research Symposium at LJMU. The organisers welcome participation from all Schools/Research Institutes within the University....read more
16 April 2014

Education students complete Nepalese school placements

Four months ago, five Education Studies students from the School of Education, Leisure and Sport had the unique opportunity to travel to Nepal to complete as a work placement as part of their Level 5 module, ‘Developing Employment Skills’....read more
16 April 2014

University launches new Legal Advice Centre

With recent government cuts to Legal Aid preventing large numbers of the community from accessing legal services, LJMU’s newly operational Legal Advice Centre will provide vital free legal advice to members of the public while also giving students on the Legal Practice Course and the Graduate Diploma in Law programmes new opportunities to hone their legal skills....read more
16 April 2014

Virtual rehabilitation is more than just a game

It is estimated that 1 in every 400 children in the UK are affected by cerebral palsy. Currently there is no cure, but a range of treatments can help relieve symptoms and increase a child's sense of independence and self-esteem. These include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and medication to relieve muscle stiffness and spasms. Working alongside partners including Alder Hey Children's Hospital, the Biomechanics team based at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has conducted research into virtual rehabilitation to train postural control in children with cerebral palsy. ...read more
16 April 2014

National Student Survey update

The National Student Survey 2014 closes on 30 April. LJMU's response rate is currently around 68% and staff are reminded to encourage all final year undergraduate students to complete the survey before the deadline. The highest response rate for any HEI taking part in this year's survey is 78%. ...read more
15 April 2014

Learning entirely via Facebook?

LJMU tries out innovative new style of teaching statistics to students via social networking site...read more
14 April 2014

LJMU builds stronger links with Shanghai

A delegation from LJMU is visiting Shanghai to build on and establish new educational partnerships, which harness the University’s research expertise and the strong civic links between the two sister cities, along with representing the UK at the John Moores Painting Prize China...read more
14 April 2014

Maths pop quiz and inaugural maths conference

The importance of maths in education and everyday life was celebrated in two recent events organised by the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences: the Liverpool Mathematical Society’s Maths Pop Quiz and the University's inaurgual Maths Student Conference. ...read more
14 April 2014

Supporting World-Class Para-Athletes

Coaching from Tabo Huntley, a Senior Lecturer for Sport Coaching and Sport Development in the School of Education, Leisure and Sports Studies, has helped Paralympian Graeme Ballard secure gold medals in both the 100m and 200m events at the IPC Grand Prix in Dubai. ...read more
14 April 2014

PGNET Conference Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its PGNET conference later this year on 23 and 24 June. PGNET 2014 - the National Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting - is a two day event attended by PhD research students from both LJMU and around 30 UK institutions across the UK....read more
14 April 2014

Students to Compete in National Mooting Competition Final

LJMU LLB Law and GDL students Philippa Byrne, Abhishek Lalji, Patrick Pereira and Alex Jones are taking on competitors from The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in the final of the inaugural NSLS Mooting Competition, which is being held at the Supreme Court on 16 April. ...read more
14 April 2014

Do You Have Ambitions to Become an Art Critic?

Like the idea, but don’t know where to start? LJMU and The Double Negative arts magazine are leading a new project for aspiring writers...read more
10 April 2014

New Research Explains Decline of Giant Animals in Basin of Mexico

Research that shows how a volcanic event might have wiped out mammoths, including sabre-toothed cats, in the Basin of Mexico has been reported by LJMU Professors Dave Huddart and Silvia Gonzalez....read more
10 April 2014

Students Succeed in CIOB University Challenge

Final year students on LJMU’s BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme won the 2014 Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student Challenge. ...read more
10 April 2014

Final NSS Prize Winning Students Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the final National Student Survey 2014 prize draw, who have all won prizes worth £100...read more
8 April 2014

A Celebration of Citizenship

This year’s Further Education and 6th Form College Citizenship Awards celebrated the civic engagement of young people in the local community. Pupils from Birkenhead Sixth Form College, Knowsley Community College, the City of Liverpool College, Southport College and Wirral Metropolitan College were recognised for their achievements in supporting others and making a positive contribution to society by the University’s Foundation for Citizenship and O2....read more
8 April 2014

LJMU Shuttle Bus Not In Service Over Spring Break

The IM Marsh-Liverpool shuttle bus service will not be running from Monday 14 April to Friday 25 April...read more
8 April 2014

LJMU Partner on the Liverpool Big Data Collaborative

Initiative aims to use data better to move NHS treatment from the current ‘sickness model’ to a person-centred ‘wellness model’...read more
7 April 2014

LJMU Law School Students Visit the Inner Temple

Six LLB Law students first from the University to be invited to prestigious annual student dinner....read more
7 April 2014

National Student Survey Update

With around three weeks to go, the institutional response rate has increased to 67%, though response rates are slowing for each of the academic Schools...read more
7 April 2014

LJMU astronomers challenge cosmological model

Astronomers Professor Chris Collins and Dr Ian McCarthy from LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute are challenging the view that the currently preferred cosmological model of the Universe is correct. They are comparing recent measurements of the cosmic background radiation and galaxy clusters in two independent studies partly funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council. They discovered that the Universe was far flatter and smoother than predicted, leading to a rethink of what the Universe is made of and how it evolved into the stars and galaxies we see today....read more
4 April 2014

Corporate Charities show staff and students how to get involved

Staff and students were treated to an inspiring lunch with the corporate charities on Friday 28 March....read more
4 April 2014

LJMU awarded Tourism Management Institute (TMI) recognition

LJMU has been awarded the TMI Recognition for HE Courses for its BA (Hons) Tourism and Leisure Management....read more
4 April 2014

LJMU student’s work included in BAFTA award-winning game

For an impressive second year in a row, LJMU student Niamh Houston (also known as Chipzel) has been recognised at the BAFTA Awards....read more
4 April 2014

LJMU lecturer takes on Beeline Britain Challenge

LJMU Senior Lecturer and one of the UK’s best qualified kayak coaches, Adam Harmer, is embarking on a unique expedition that he hopes will be as rewarding as it is challenging. ...read more
3 April 2014

English students on Writing Lives and BBC Radio

LJMU English students and lecturer recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s major new series Five Hundred Years of Friendship....read more
2 April 2014

Kevin Keegan brings SOKKA to LJMU

Kevin Keegan OBE, Liverpool FC legend, international footballer, and former manager of the England National football team visited LJMU as part of the University’s sports science support for his SOKKA initiative....read more
2 April 2014

Free Royal Court tickets for new show 'Special Measures'

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

IMechE Design Challenge at LJMU

The seventh IMechE Undergraduate Design Challenge, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and North West universities was recently held at LJMU. ...read more
1 April 2014

NSS Update

With four weeks to go before this year’s National Student Survey closes on 30 April, LJMU is 6% above the sector institutional average response rate for the survey, with a response rate of 66%. ...read more
31 March 2014

Invitation to Start-up Career Launchpad

LJMU students are invited to attend the Start-up Career Launchpad. Come along with your CV to meet and network with local entrepreneurs and small business owners. ...read more
31 March 2014

Students visit CSM UK Ltd for world of work experience

LJMU Food and Nutrition/Home Economics students enjoyed an insightful tour of the CSM UK Ltd factory at Bromborough recently....read more
31 March 2014

Personalised exam timetables now available

LJMU has developed a new service where you can access your own personalised examination timetable....read more
31 March 2014

Pop-up Business Advice Surgeries

Are you considering starting up your own business or becoming self-employed? If so, LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship is running a series of business advice surgeries for students at various locations across the University....read more
31 March 2014

Get involved in the Help the Homeless campaign

The Student Advice and Wellbeing team have teamed up with an LJMU corporate charity, The Whitechapel Centre, to encourage staff and students to donate food, toiletries and other household items as part of the Help the Homeless campaign....read more
28 March 2014

Talking about Mental Health

Former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Medical Association, Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins spoke out about mental health issues at her recent Roscoe Lecture, considering the challenges we face and why we should discuss mental health more openly and widely....read more
28 March 2014

Have your say in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

Are you a postgraduate taught student? Have your say in the Postgraduate Taught Experience 2014 Survey....read more
28 March 2014

Fantastic offers at Tate Liverpool

Did you know that LJMU staff and students qualify for fantastic offers at Tate Liverpool?...read more
27 March 2014

Invitation to LJMU Inaugural Professorial Lectures

At the heart of LJMU's public events programme, lies our Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series, which celebrates and explores the research being carried out by academics working at the University. We hope that you will enjoy this year’s Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series. ...read more
26 March 2014

Key Information Set (KIS) validation process begins

LJMU, together with all other HEIs, is required to submit a Key Information Set (KIS) record for every full (and part-time) undergraduate degree of 120 credits or more actively recruiting for the 2015/2016 academic year. ...read more
25 March 2014

National Student Survey Update

The University has now secured a 65% response rate for this year's National Student Survey, with all Faculties showing a response rate of 60% or more....read more
24 March 2014

BBC Sport Relief gets Face to Face with Sports Science

As Sport Relief motivated the entire nation to get active, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences brought their public engagement programme to BBC staff at Media City, demonstrating just how easy it is to lead a healthy lifestyle....read more
24 March 2014

LJMU targets international student three-fold increase

LJMU is targeting a three-fold increase in non-EU international student numbers after expanding its relationship with international education provider Study Group....read more
24 March 2014

GERI Annual Research Symposium (GARS) - First call for papers

Papers are invited for the 9th Annual Research Symposium at LJMU. The organisers welcome participation from all Schools/Research Institutes within the University....read more
21 March 2014

Employer event puts forensics jobs under the microscope

LJMU recently held a successful Working in Forensics Employer Day, featuring talks by Jo Tanner, Crime Scene Investigator Operations Manager from Merseyside Police, Kate Bailey, Head of Psychology from Partnerships in Care, Sarah Kirk, Fingerprint Laboratory Officer from British Transport Police and Brett Lockyer, Specialty Registrar Forensic Pathology from the Royal Liverpool University Hospital....read more
21 March 2014

Global Career Intelligence: new resource for students and staff

A Going Global information website is now available to LJMU staff and students, allowing access to detailed information about living, working and searching for worldwide employment....read more
21 March 2014

Funding available to help students make it happen

Do you have an exciting idea for a new start-up or have been toying with an idea for an innovative new product? Do you have a great idea for a social or community project? ...read more
21 March 2014

Supporting LJMU's corporate charities - free lunch event

Staff and students are invited to come along and meet representatives from LJMU’s Corporate Charities between 12 noon and 2.00pm on Friday 28 March in Room 523 in the Redmonds Building....read more
20 March 2014

LiverpoolSU on the move

LiverpoolSU, your Students' Union, is student led with the sabbatical officers working full time as the leaders of the organisation....read more
20 March 2014

Invitation to LJMU Roscoe Lecture

The next Roscoe Lecture takes place on Thursday 27 March, 6.00pm at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins will present a lecture titled: 'Talking about Mental Health'....read more
19 March 2014

Distinguished US scholar gives guest lecture: US-China relations

Important questions were addressed in a guest lecture given by an eminent US scholar, Professor Sam Zhao, at the Liverpool Screen School in Redmonds Building. ...read more
18 March 2014

Future Cities Symposium comes to LJMU

LJMU’s Open Labs and School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations hosted the first Future Cities, Internet of Things and Open Data Symposium, partnering with BT Stride, TSB & AIMES Grid Services CIC....read more
18 March 2014

Latest NSS prizewinners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the fifth National Student Survey prize draw who have all won prizes worth £100....read more
18 March 2014

NSS update

With around six weeks still remaining until the National Student Survey ends on 30 April, LJMU has already secured a response rate of 64% - that’s nearly 10% higher than most other HEIs who started the survey at the same time....read more
17 March 2014

Guest lecturer visits LJMU’s Engineering students

LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship welcomed Alex Martin to the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations, to deliver two guest lectures on “Conflict Management and Change Management” to students on the Operations and Management Principles module....read more
14 March 2014

Online Module Selection: Programme List

A to Z list of all the unergraduate courses taking part in Online Module Selection (OMS) this year....read more
14 March 2014

Have you completed Online Module Selection? Deadline 28 March

Online Module Selection or OMS needs to be completed by Friday 28 March by full-time Level 4 and 5 (first and second year) undergraduates who need to choose the option modules they’d like to study during the next academic year. Level 6 students studying for an integrated masters programme, such as MPharm or MEng, also need to complete OMS for the final year of their degrees. OMS runs from 17 to 28 March. ...read more
14 March 2014

Minecraft: From fantasy game to powerful learning platform

‘Cloudmaker: Making Minecraft Real’ is a new exhibition at FACT showcasing an education research project that uses the computer game Minecraft as part of a powerful classroom learning tool. ...read more
14 March 2014

LJMU Lecturer appears on BBC’s Sunday Politics Show North West

Diane Lloyd, Senior Lecturer in Education at LJMU’s Faculty of Education, Health and Community, appeared on the Sunday Politics show on Sunday 9 March....read more
13 March 2014

Liverpool Business School secures top management funding

Liverpool Business School successfully led a team of researchers in a highly competitive bid for funding from the British Academy of Management (BAM)....read more
13 March 2014

LJMU’s Applicant Day experience goes to Belfast

Over 220 applicants attended LJMU’s Student Recruitment & Widening Access recent Applicant Day in Belfast....read more
13 March 2014

Mental illness on the rise in academia

In a recent Higher Education Network article, Nadine Muller, LJMU Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History, contributed to an interesting debate on the mental health of staff in academia. ...read more
13 March 2014

Important information for staff users of laptops with Windows XP

In April 2014 Microsoft will cease to release any security or browser updates for the Windows XP operating system....read more
13 March 2014

Have you completed the LJMU Student Survey?

LJMU recently launched the LJMU Student Survey to get feedback from Level 4 and 5 (first and second year) undergraduate students about what they think of studying at LJMU....read more
13 March 2014

Personal Development and Welfare coach bowls students over

Darren Devaney, former LJMU Sports Psychology Masters student, and now Personal Development and Welfare Coach (PDW) at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), visited LJMU's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences to deliver a useful insight into his world of work....read more
11 March 2014

Business students pitch to develop HR policy for LJMU

Students on the BA (Hons) Human Resource Management programme in the Liverpool Business School gave presentations to LJMU’s HR Business partners. ...read more
11 March 2014

Research and Practice in HE inaugural seminar

Staff from across LJMU and partner colleges gathered in the John Lennon Art and Design Building for the opening seminar of the University’s new Research and Practice in Higher Education series....read more
11 March 2014

World’s first lung biosimulator for inhaled drug testing

An LJMU spin-out company has just launched the world’s first lung biosimulator, which has the potential to radically change how pharmaceutical companies test and develop orally inhaled products for the treatment of conditions like asthma, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ...read more
10 March 2014

NSS update

Over 62% of all eligible undergraduate students have now completed the NSS and all bar one of the academic Schools taking part in the survey have secured a response rate of 50% or more....read more
10 March 2014

Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards 2014

Nominations for the 2014 LJMU Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards are now open....read more
10 March 2014

Innovative early years project inspires nursery school children

Students and staff from LJMU's BA (Hons) Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies degrees have played a key role in an innovative early years education project at Everton Nursery School and Family Centre. ...read more
7 March 2014

Young Enterprise Regional Start-Up Final awards

Students from the Liverpool Business School are celebrating after their business scooped a trio of awards at the Young Enterprise Regional Start-up Final, held at Edge Hill University recently. This is the third year in a row that LJMU students have got through to the national finals....read more
6 March 2014

National Apprenticeship Week at LJMU

National Apprenticeship Week took place last week, celebrating the positive impact that successful apprenticeships can have on both individuals and organisations....read more
6 March 2014

Latest NSS prizewinners announced

Congratulations to the winners of the fourth National Student Survey prize draw who have all won prizes worth £100:...read more
5 March 2014

LJMU partners with Laing O'Rourke on Constructionarium experience

Students from LJMU’s School of Built Environment had the work experience of a lifetime when they attended 'Constructionarium' at the National Construction College, Norfolk....read more
5 March 2014

PR students promote engineering in the North West

How do we attract more young people into Advanced Manufacturing in the North West? That was the question posed to final year Public Relations students in a one day symposium held by Liverpool Business School....read more
4 March 2014

AUA Annual Conference, Manchester, 14 - 16 April 2014

A fixture of the higher education calendar for more than 40 years, the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition is the largest of its kind in the UK....read more
4 March 2014

Strike action pay deductions

Following the recent days of action, all staff are required to complete an online form indicating whether they took part in the industrial action or not....read more
3 March 2014

Payroll Giving event (5 March)

Experts from the Charities Trust will be at Kingsway House between 10.00am and 3.00pm on Wednesday 5 March to answer any questions you might have about how to donate to LJMU’s four Corporate Charities (or any other charities you want to support) via the Payroll Giving scheme....read more
3 March 2014

International recruitment a strategic priority, says PVC

Following last year’s review of international strategy, LJMU has set itself the ambitious target of increasing international student recruitment to 15% of all student registrations by 2021....read more
3 March 2014

Intellectual Property Office CEO inspects new sensor technology

John Alty, Chief Executive and Comptroller General of the UK Intellectual Property Office, visited LJMU to see for himself the new electromagnetic wave sensors that were granted the 2.5mth patent application (GB2500000)....read more
3 March 2014

NSS response rate now over 50%

Over 52% of final year students have so far completed the National Student Survey – that’s an increase of 13% on this time last year and 10% higher than the average response rate for institutions who started the survey at the same time as LJMU....read more
3 March 2014

Premier football professional visits Sport and Exercise Sciences

Leon Collins, Academy Scouting and Recruitment Co-ordinator at Manchester City Football Club visited LJMU to share his expertise with School of Sport and Exercise Sciences students and staff....read more
3 March 2014

LJMU staff discount for Sound City 2014

Sound City, the Conference and Live Festival will be taking place between 1 and 3 May 2014 in different venues across the city....read more
3 March 2014

LJMU and Formula Student reach out to local college

LJMU's Outreach and Formula Student teams attended the recent opening of the Faculty of Engineering at Knowsley Community College....read more
3 March 2014

 

To submit a news story please email:
newsupdate

Click here for the latest Computing Announcements