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Architecture student projects nominated for top industry prize

15 August

A potential new hub for Channel Four, and an architectural response to an imagined future where 10 million jobs have been lost to automation will represent the University of Liverpool in the 2018 AJ Student Prize. Earlier this year The Architect’s Journal, in association with founder partner, Marley Eternit, invited every RIBA-accredited school in the […]

£12m Teaching Hub ready to welcome students


A £12m investment to create new teaching facility, based in the heart of the campus, is ready to open its doors to students this autumn. The new state of the art Teaching Hub, situated adjacent to the Guild of Students, represents an interactive learning environment containing new large lecture theatres and flexible teaching space, suitable for […]

Madonna: pop’s superlative shapeshifter turns 60 with style


Dr Freya Jarman is a Reader in Critical Musicology with the University’s Department of Music and author of `Madonna’s Drowned Worlds’.  This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. One of the first albums I owned was a tape of Madonna’s 1987 remix collection You Can Dance. I’m not sure where […]

£7m investment boost for School of Medicine

13 August

As part of a major strategic change initiative, the University is set to invest over £7million in the School of Medicine. The School is investing £2million in strengthening its staff base across a range of academic, clinical and professional services roles. This major recruitment drive will significantly increase expert clinical input in the teaching timetable […]

Six ‘psychological’ terms that psychologists never use

9 August

This article by  Professor of Clinical Psychology, Peter Kinderman, was  originally published by `The Conversation’. Psychology is the scientific study of human thought and behaviour, and hence of everyday life, which means that many people consider themselves experts on the topic, even if they’ve never cracked the spine of a psychology textbook. Armchair psychologists will […]

Podcast: Why beach-body diets are nothing new

7 August

The hit programme Love Island recently came under a lot of pressure after it aired an ad for Skinny Sprinkles. The diet product is aimed at helping people become slim and as such, it is part of a weight loss market estimated to be worth 66 billion dollars in the US alone. Europe isn’t too […]

New study examining social inequalities in diet and health launched

6 August

University of Liverpool researchers have received a £1.6m grant from the European Research Council to investigate social inequalities in diet and health in the UK. Millions of lives could be saved each year through better nutrition, as poor diet is a major contributor to ill health. In particular, the most disadvantaged in society have the […]

Study examines how people adapt to post stroke visual impairments

3 August

A new University of Liverpool study, published in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, examines the factors that influence how a person adapts to visual field loss following stroke. Approximately 65% of acute stroke survivors have visual impairment which typically relates to impaired central or peripheral vision, eye movement abnormalities, or visual perceptual defects. Symptoms can include […]

Students go head-to-head with XJTLU in robotics competition

2 August

A team of students from the University’s Coding and Robotics Club (CRC) have taken part in a competition with Liverpool’s international joint venture university in Suzhou, China – Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). The team, which included four electrical engineering and electronics students, one computer science student and one physics student, travelled to China to meet with […]

Seabird research showcased on `The One Show’

31 July

A University research project monitoring the UK’s largest coastal cormorant colony on Puffin Island, off Anglesey, featured on the BBC One’s`The One Show’ last week. Presented by Miranda Krestovnikoff, the `bird’s eye view’ segment features Liverpool seabird biologist, Dr Jonathan Green, discussing the challenges of trying to count cormorants using traditional methods and the importance […]

£5m boost for University’s Digital Innovation Factory


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has agreed to provide £5 million funding, from its Single Investment Fund, for a new University development that could create more than 400 jobs. The project will establish a Digital Innovation Factory (DIF) within the University of Liverpool’s City Centre Campus. It will be a Centre of Excellence in simulation […]

National Student Survey Results published

27 July

The University has received an overall student satisfaction score of 85% in this year’s National Student Survey (NSS), placing it 1.5% above the sector average and 7th in the Russell Group. Student satisfaction The NSS is commissioned annually by the Office for Students to invite undergraduate students’ feedback about their courses. The results are used […]

Professor Cheng-Hock Toh

Liverpool professor elected vice president of Royal College of Physicians


Professor Cheng-Hock Toh has been elected the new academic vice president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). As a professor of haematology, Professor Toh has a distinguished career as a clinician, researcher, educator and clinical leader. He currently leads the Sepsis Research Group at the University’s Institute of Infection and Global Health, is clinical […]

Infectious fun at Bluedot Festival

26 July

Staff and students from the University’s Institute of Infection and Global Health have taken part in this year’s Bluedot Festival at Jodrell Bank. Set against a backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope in Cheshire, Bluedot 2018 combined music performances from the likes of The Chemical Brothers and The Flaming Lips with a ground-breaking programme of […]

wildebeest migration in Serengeti - credit James Probert

Time is running out in the tropics – researchers warn of global biodiversity collapse


A global biodiversity collapse is imminent unless urgent concerted action is taken to reverse species loss in the tropics, a major new scientific study published in Nature reports. Professor Kate Parr from the University’s School of Environmental Sciences is part of an international team of researchers warning that a failure to act quickly and decisively […]

New census data study highlights rate of decline in social housing since 1971

25 July

The number of social renting households in England fell from a peak over 5.1 million in 1981 to a low of 3.9 million in 2011, with the biggest decrease (of over 850,000) between 1981 and 1991, according to a study of population change undertaken in the University of Liverpool. The study uses a new data […]

Latest podcast: Antibiotic resistance and farms

24 July

In our latest podcast Dr Jonathan Rushton, a Professor of Animal Health and Food Systems Economics, and Dr Lucy Coyne, a veterinarian and researcher in Epidemiology and Public Health, discuss the rise of antibiotic resistance and how farms are contributing to the problem. In the battle against the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, one industry, […]

Library’s Special Collections & Archives achieves prestigious accreditation


The University of Liverpool’s Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) was awarded Archive Service Accreditation – a first for a North West University. Housed in the Sydney Jones Library, SC&A cares for and makes available in perpetuity the unique and distinctive collections of the University, in support of strategic priorities in teaching, research and public engagement. SC&A […]

GALLERY: Graduation 2018

20 July

Drones, dogs, cake decorating and one or two tears – we’ve had it all at this week’s graduation celebrations. More than 6,000 students were on campus to receive their degrees at ceremonies held at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Here we round up just a few of the highlights. Inspiring student speeches Each of the 14 ceremonies […]

Compound identified that protects against neurodegeneration


Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a new compound that protects against neurodegeneration in nematode worms. The discovery may enable novel treatments for human neurodegenerative diseases to be developed in the future. With the predicted growth of the global ageing population, cases of age-associated neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and […]