As a modern, civic university, we are integral to the life of the city, but we are also global in our approach, forging international partnerships to facilitate world-leading research and collaboration to tackle some of the huge global issues facing the modern world that have an everyday impact here at home.
As an institution we are unashamedly ambitious – for our students, our staff and for the wider global community. Under the leadership of our Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Nigel Weatherill, we are undergoing a renaissance as the strength of our teaching and research continues to exceed even our own high expectations. We were one of the highest climbers nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in the UK. We are on an upward trajectory in the major UK league tables. Our student satisfaction scores increase year on year. All of this helps to build on our solid reputation for providing students with the highest quality teaching and a learning experience informed by relevant, credible and world-leading research.
We acknowledge and celebrate our successes and achievements, but we never rest on our laurels. Continuing to improve and enhance the experience and opportunities offered to our students is the driving force for the whole University – our pioneering work in improving graduate prospects, our innovative approach to cultural partnerships and our evolving student-focused campus are setting benchmarks for the essence of university life in the 21st century.
We have an open and enthusiastic academic community operating in world-class facilities. Diversity is valued; endeavour is supported and achievement is celebrated.
What’s Been Happing In The World Of Equality?
On 17th May 2018 – LJMU hosted the seventh annual Navajo Merseyside & Cheshire LGBTIQ Chartermark Awards Ceremony, open to all that support the LGBTIQ+ Community.
This year’s event was held on IDAHO day itself and the theme was “Identities & Inequalities”. Navajo were fortunate to secure an array of fantastic speakers who took attendees on a journey of understanding and address the challenges faced in everyday life.
On 18th April 2018 – LJMU held the Let’s Talk Disability & Mental Health Conference, which drew in an audience of approx. 300 delegates on a national level.
This year’s theme was “Small Details Undermining Big Diversity Policies” and aimed to bring together experts in the field of disability equality, mental health and wellbeing to debate the key issues.
Guest speakers included; Gregor Henderson (National Lead for Mental Health and Wellbeing for Public Health England), Prof. Val Williams (Professor of Disability Studies at University of Bristol), Rosie Tressler (CEO Student Minds), Ruth Gould (MBE, DL, Director of DaDaFest, Canon of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral), Prof. Geoff Layer (Vice Chancellor of University of Wolverhampton and Chair, Disabled Student Sector Leadership Group) and Francesca Martinez (Comedian, Speaker, Actress, Writer).
Participants left with tangible solutions and ideas for change, as they work to promote inclusivity and respect for all.
On 28th March 2018 – LJMU presented its latest addition to the Athena Lecture Series and this year’s special guest was the award winning Samira Ahmed (BBC Journalist, Writer & Broadcaster).
This year’s theme coincided with the International Women’s Day 2018 campaign “#PressforProgress”. With the recent national developments around gender equality, discrimination against women generally and intersectionality; this event aimed to debate these areas and promote successful career navigation, including Samira’s “top tips” for career progression.
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Coming Soon – LJMU Equality Workshops & Events
- 26th Sep 2018 | Training for Managers of Staff with Disabilities & Long-Term Health Conditions
Programme Aim: To offer LJMU Managers and Programme Leaders further support and guidance, in relation to; operating more confidently and effectively, whilst developing themselves and their staff/students positively. Delivered in partnership with coaching and mentoring specialists Result CIC and D/deaf arts organisation DaDaFest.
- Sep – Nov 2018 | From Strengths to Transformation Programme (ALL STAFF)
Programme Aim: To offer LJMU Staff (those living with physical disabilities and long term illnesses including mental health conditions) further support and guidance, in relation to personal and professional development. Delivered in partnership with Result CIC.
- 26th Nov 2018 | Disability Conference: Arts, Activism and Action
This event intends to further investigate the “hot topics” in the world of disability-equality including “intersectionality” and discover innovative, practical solutions for better supporting the disabled community, from across relating sectors. Delivered in partnership with DaDaFest and LJMU alumni and disability campaigner Miro Griffiths MBE.
LJMU are committed to promoting equal opportunities for all those involved within the University communication.