LJMU triumphs in International Trade Awards


12 December 2011

Liverpool John Moores University has won a North West Insider International Trade Award for its Summer Semester programme. 

The Awards were designed to acknowledge and celebrate the success of companies involved in both import and export activity and international businesses investing in the North West.

LJMU won in the Education category for the Summer Semester programme which sees students from other institutions around the globe undertaking a 14-week academic programme at LJMU between June and September to top-up their current award to Honours Level.

This ground-breaking programme has seen significant growth since it began in 2002 and has become a real success story for the University. The 2011 Summer Semester was the largest ever, with around 700 students from seven partner education institutions across four countries living and studying in Liverpool.

Following a successful pilot of LJMU's unique World of Work programme with Summer Semester students in 2010, nearly 500 of this year's Summer Semester students opted to take up the World of Work Bronze Award which focuses on Self Awareness. The World of Work programme aims to equip students with the skills and attributes that employers want and need and ensures that LJMU graduates 'stand out from the crowd' in the employment market.

The Summer Semester programme provides a unique academic and cultural experience for participating students all of whom become warmly attached to Liverpool and who frequently report the experience as life changing.

The programme generates invaluable social capital for Liverpool and the UK as a whole and contributes significantly to the economy of the Liverpool city and NW regions, providing nearly £1million of income to accommodation providers alone.

Michele Ibbs, Pro Vice-Chancellor Marketing, Commercial and International, said:

"I am delighted that LJMU received this award which I feel recognises the success of this innovative partnership programme, and more importantly the hard work and commitment of the team of people involved across the university and in our office in Malaysia, as well as in the City of Liverpool – this is real team work."

For more information about the Summer Semester Programme, contact Maureen Evans, on 0151 231 3890 or email m.evans@ljmu.ac.uk

To hear what our former students have to say about the Summer Semester Programme, LJMU and the city of Liverpool go to http://www.youtube.com/embed/ei3XGm6t1j8?rel=0"

Image receiving award at NW Insider event
Pictured (from left to right):  Dr Mike Shaw, Deputy Director School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations, Professor Nigel Weatherill, LJMU Vice-Chancellor, Elaine Hemers, Programme Manager, Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Rod Hill, LJMU Board of Governors, Julie Hargreaves, Head of Academic Partnerships and ISR, Maureen Evans, SS Programme Manager, Michele Ibbs, Pro Vice-Chancellor Marketing, Commercial & International, Professor Diane Meehan, Dean Faculty of Technology and Environment, Jon Barrett, Director of Commercial & International, Val Davies, LJMU Associate



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