Monday, June 27, 2022


LJMU Student Life Building

Wellbeing Week at LJMU supports university community

It’s LJMU’s Wellbeing Week, five days dedicated to the health and wellness of students and staff alike. The week is packed with activities and workshops that everyone is invited to, with different events set aside for just staff. From exercise activities...
Student girl

Students to pick up thousands in university fees as repayments are extended

Students will be paying off their student loans until they retire. The Department for Education (DfE) announced today that undergraduate students will pay back loans over 40 years rather than 30. The starting salary benchmark for repayments is being reduced to...

Liverpool aims for two million minutes of reading to mark World Book Day

This year marks the 25th anniversary of World Book Day where children and adults share their love of books. Across the city, events are taking place to mark the ‘You are a Reader’ theme as well as sharing the benefits...
Dinosaur education, Teach Rex

How extinct dinosaurs are changing the way we teach

0 Four ferocious dinosaurs visited Wirral's Heswall Hall at the weekend to teach children all about their anatomy and origins. Teach Rex is a company bringing schools into ‘new age education’. The two founders of the company, Joe Parsonage and Sam Charles,...
Wirral council discusses future of SEND service

New plan to boost special needs services for Wirral children

Plans to amend special needs support services for children in Wirral have been revealed by Wirral Council. The Children, Young People and Education Committee met on Monday to discuss a raft of measures for Wirral’s SEND (Special Educational Needs and...

Schools will lead a £3.7m taskforce to tackle youth violence

Liverpool has been chosen as one of the cities to receive targeted funding, which will support young vulnerable people who are at a risk of violence. The aim of the programme is to keep children engaged in education, attending lessons...
Train casualty scenario

Success as LJMU students experience ‘Disaster Day’

Domestic disturbances, road traffic accidents and building fires were just some of the scenarios LJMU Policing students experienced at 'Disaster Day' in the Emergency Service Training Centre. Second- and third-year students attended the Emergency Service Training Centre based in Birkenhead...
Redmonds Building by Andrew Farquhar

LJMU appoints new Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

LJMU has appointed Mark Power as the university's fifth Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. The Chair of the Board of Governors, Mike Parker, led an extensive process to determine the future leadership of the university. Following a formal Board consultation and interview...
St Andrews Hall

Bootle commemorates 80 years since The Blitz in a new exhibition

Bootle is remembering the damage of The Blitz 80 years later in an exhibition at the Strand Shopping Centre. Sefton Library Service have used original images to illustrate the comparison to what the area looks like to this day. It will...

Charity encourages children to walk more to combat air pollution

The Living Streets charity has launched the WOW Walk to School challenge to help reduce levels of air pollution. The national campaign is encouraging more children to walk to their schools. The challenge aims to reduce the number of congested roads and the associated levels of pollution. The organisation found that...