Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) can trace its roots back to 1823 and the foundation of Liverpool Mechanics' Institute and Apprentices' Library. We've come a long way since then, becoming a university in 1992 and we are now ranked in the top 600 universities in the world.1
Throughout our history we have championed education for all; from our earliest students in the nineteenth century through to today's skilled graduates, who are driving forward twenty-first century innovations and economic success, both in the UK and overseas.
We take our name from one of the UK's most successful businessmen, Sir John Moores, who turned his love of football into a business empire that was worth millions. Born into a working class family, he proved that, with vision and hard work, anyone can achieve success.
So if you have talent and are willing to work hard and grasp every opportunity that comes your way, we are the University that can help you achieve your ambitions.
1 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017.
University seems to have a keen interest in student welfare. Very good support systems in place and a focus on making sure students are coping, not just about grades. Amazing social life, best, local and cheap nightlife. Interesting modules with great lecturers.
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Come to an LJMU Open Day and see how you could Make Your Mark.
Our Open Days are not-to-be-missed events. You will receive a warm LJMU welcome across our campuses as you find out more about us. Our Open Days for 2017 will be taking place on:
- Friday 23 June
- Saturday 7 October
- Saturday 21 October
- Wednesday 8 November
You can also take a look at the Open Day calendar.
If you want to visit us in the meantime, why not book on to one of our fortnightly campus tours. They are led by one of our current LJMU students and last for about an hour.
Student Life in Liverpool
At LJMU we might search into the furthest reaches of space, and question the nature of the sub-atomic soup of particles that surrounds us - but when it comes to matters close to us we're sure of one thing:
We're proud to be made in Liverpool. And we'd love to welcome you to our city.
With more galleries that any other city outside London, an unrivalled nightlife scene and a vibrant, year-round calendar of events, Liverpool has big city buzz and a small city warmth.
One of Europe's most free-spirited, dynamic and cultured cities, things are happening here. And they're happening fast. With a cosmopolitan student population drawn to LJMU's impressive reputation for world-class research, matched with our fantastic range of facilities, Liverpool is a welcoming, multicultural and thrilling place to study.
To become a student here is to become part of a vibrant and enterprising city, full of fun and personality.
The city is divided into areas, each with their own unique character and social scene, from Ropewalks with its indie shops and clubs and bars to the Georgian Quarter with the imposing Anglican Cathedral or the city centre with its award-winning Liverpool One shopping district to the Baltic Triangle, with its hip bars and bistros.
Liverpool really is the perfect 24-hour student city. This former European Capital of Culture has something for everyone and we can't wait to welcome you here so you can start enjoying all that it has to offer.
Liverpool is easily accessible by train from all major cities in the UK, the journey from London will take just over two hours. Once in Liverpool, the Merseyrail train network has good links to other parts of the city region. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is only seven miles from the city centre and Manchester Airport is just a 45 minute drive. Liverpool city region is well-connected to the UK motorway network. From the M6 take the M62, M58 or M56 to reach the city centre.
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The LJMU Fury are the American Football team based at Liverpool John Moores University. They are current Northern Division 2 North Champions and are one of the top university teams in the North West.
As you probably could have guessed we are a 1 year old society and we have been doing very well indeed. We did a charity ghost walk, we often sold out our comedy shows with brilliant acts performing including students and established acts from the wider Liverpool comedy scene.
This society defends the natural world and promotes peace by investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse via direct action! They champion environmental conservation and sustainability around Liverpool and the UK.
Welcome to the LJMU Gymnastics Club! They are a club run by LJMU students and they offer gymnastics training for all abilities in a fun and friendly atmosphere. They are a fairly new club in LJMU, but already they have provided opportunity for gymnasts to compete at all levels.
The Liverpool Jets are the Cheerleading Society at LJMU. They are currently a team of about 30 looking for new members both male and female to join and compete with them this year.
A city of sporting excellence 29 March 2017: Liverpool's reputation as one of the world's greatest sporting cities is being pushed to the fore by an exciting collaboration between the new Grand National sponsors Randox Health, Liverpool John Moores University's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and the University of Liverpool's Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital. The event, known as Randox Health Week, is free and open to the public between Monday 3rd and Wednesday 5th April - the three days prior to the Randox Health Grand National.