LJMU wins University of the Year at regional awards

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has scooped University of the Year at the Educate North Awards 2017.
LJMU was awarded the top accolade at a glittering ceremony in Manchester, beating off competition from the University of Liverpool and the University of Newcastle.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Weatherill who accepted the award, said: “I am delighted that Liverpool John Moores University has won this prestigious award. This is testament to years of hard work by our staff and shows exactly what we can achieve by working together as a team, which makes LJMU the modern pioneering university in the North.
“It is fitting that this exceptional achievement comes in the 25th anniversary year of LJMU – another landmark in the history and journey of our university.”
The judging panel commended LJMU for its local, regional and national contribution as well as good leadership.
The university’s Sensor City, a joint venture between LJMU and the University of Liverpool, was one of the successes credited for the win, alongside its offer of Degree Apprenticeships, it’s Centre of Entrepreneurship and commended judgements from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) during its Higher Education Review.
Educate North is an initiative which aims to celebrate the success and growth of the knowledge sector across the North of England. It was established to recognise the huge economic and social contribution that the HE and FE sectors add to the North.
With roots tracing back to 1823, LJMU is proud of ensuring that the benefits of a university education are accessible to everyone with academic ability, irrespective of their social or economic background.
The University is sponsoring the Most Inspirational 16-18 Education Provider Award at this year’s Educate Awards.

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