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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

Building opening hours during the Christmas holidays

During the Christmas holidays, LJMU buildings will be subject to reduced opening hours between 22 December 2014 and 4 January 2015....read more
22 December 2014

Unreleased first-hand account of Christmas truce unearthed

LJMU research project ‘Merseyside at War 1914-1918’ has unearthed a previously unreleased first-hand account of a Liverpool soldier who took part in the Christmas truce....read more
19 December 2014

Innovative technology unites dancers and musicians

A performance involving dancers and musicians in Liverpool, Florida and Edinburgh took place at LJMU’s IM Marsh campus, united via the latest technology....read more
18 December 2014

'Violet City' secures distribution deal

'Violet City', the micro-budget feature film by Dave Jackson and John Maxwell, lecturers in screenwriting at LJMU Screen School, is currently undergoing a surround sound mix and is set for release in Spring 2015 through Los Angeles based distributor Indie Rights Inc....read more
18 December 2014

Senior lecturer invited to 'Cinematic Athens'

LJMU Film Studies Senior Lecturer Dr Lydia Papadimitriou was invited to take part in a discussion entitled 'Cinematic Athens' at the Greek capital. ...read more
18 December 2014

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 was selected by ITV to be the first institution to experience ITV’s prestigious Northern Lights project, designed to share industry insight and nurture and develop the 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

BBC Panorama journalist John Sweeney gave students a fascinating insight into his documentary work during a special guest lecture at LJMU....read more
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

Adobe Creative Cloud is now available for staff and students

Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to all LJMU staff and students. ...read more
10 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 Fair - helping you find the ideal place

Liverpool Student Homes, the university service for private accommodation, is running a housing fair 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

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