Liverpool John Moores University is in the heart of Liverpool, Merseyside. Founded in 1823, the original university was built to provide opportunities for working people in the city. Its central location and ambitious study and research programmes make it a popular choice for students from all over the world. With major transport networks, shops, museums and restaurants within walking distance, it has the city’s main attractions on its doorstep.
The University is divided into several faculties. The Arts, Professional and Social Studies faculty incorporates Liverpool Business School, the School of Art and Design, Humanities, Social Science and Law. These faculties have spawned a variety of cartoonists, artists, theorists and politicians. There is the Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Faculty of Science, and a renowned Astrophysics Research Institute. Finally, the Faculty of Technology and Environment incorporates Engineering, Mathematical Sciences and Maritime Operations. These subjects hark back to the University’s founding programmes from the 1800s. LJMU as it is also known rates highly in the UK as having a specialist Mechanical Engineering programme. It is also one of the top universities for Sports and Exercise Sciences. The campus has three libraries housing over 68,000 books and 21,000 eBooks and journals in the collection. Over 1,600 students can research and study in the library facilities at any one time. Nearby, just off campus, visitors can explore Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Lutyens Crypt, Unite Student Village, The Garstang Museum of Archaeology. Alternatively, visitors can enjoy a concert at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Hall.
Liverpool John Moores University is easy to walk to from both Liverpool Lime Street Rail Station and Central Station in under 10 minutes. Buses operate from throughout the city, stopping at Mount Pleasant in front of the University buildings. Taxi and Uber are also available.
Back in 1823, the University was founded as Liverpool Mechanics School of Arts, making it one of the oldest universities in England. The current facility was named after Sir John Moores, founder of the Littlewoods shopping empire which began in the city. Over the years, it has become a leading University for Sports and Exercise Science and Mechanical Engineering in the UK. Currently, Liverpool John Moores University is home to over 25,000 students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.