Liverpool John Moores University

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Liverpool John Moores University is a modern university that was founded in Liverpool in 1992. Previously it was Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Arts and then Liverpool Polytechnic. It is a member of the University Alliance as well as the European University Association and the North West Universities Association.

As abovementioned, what is now university started as a Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Arts, a small mechanics institution in 1823. It grew and became Liverpool Polytechnic. Finally, in 1992, the school gained the status of university and it was named after Sir John Moores, the founder of Littlewoods Empire, who believed in creation of opportunity for everybody and therefore he invested in the institution and the facilities.

There are more than 24,000 students studying at the university nowadays. More than 20,000 of them are undergraduates and the rest are postgraduates. The university has been really successful recently, mainly in the fields of as multimedia, sports science and space exploration and it was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2005.

Liverpool John Moores University has three campuses, all of them located in or around the city centre. City Campus is located close to the William Brown Street area, near to St Georges Hall, the Walker Art Gallery, the Livepool Museum and Central Library. Mount Pleasant lies mainly between the City's two Cathedrals. Most of this area is covered by designated conservation areas and several university buildings are statutorily listed as being of architectural or historic interest. And finally IM Marsh campus, located approximately 4 miles south of the City Centre with the site area of 7.5 hectares. The building in the picture is part of Mount Pleasant campus and it is called LJMU Tower. The university is divided into six faculties: Business and Law; Education, Community and Leisure; Health and Applied Social Sciences; Media, Arts and Social Science; Science; and Technology and Environment.
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