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Short Story Competition winners announced

1 July

The winners of the University’s 2022 Staff and Student Short Story Competition have been announced. Entrants were invited to submit a short story of up to 1500 words, aligning with the theme ‘Looking Forward, Looking Back’. The winners are: Postgraduate category: Marta Zanucco, Department of English Close Reading: Despite their differences, the narrator and the […]

Writing for The Conversation – July sessions

30 June

Academics, researchers and PhD students who wish to reach new audiences, raise their media profile and inform public debate are invited to attend online sessions with The Conversation. The Conversation is an independent source for news and opinions, written by the academic and research community for a general public audience. Articles published by The Conversation […]

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Stalling improvements in cardiovascular disease rates could cost £54bn between 2020 and 2029

29 June

New research published today (29 June 2022) suggests that the slowdown in improvements in cardiovascular diseases like heart disease and stroke seen in England and Wales since 2010 could cost £54billion in health and social care costs. Between 2020 and 2029, this could mean some £13billion in NHS healthcare costs, £1.5 billion in social care […]

University of Liverpool twins with Ukrainian University Sumy State

28 June

The University of Liverpool has today (28 June 2022) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sumy State University, Ukraine. The two institutions have already embarked on a range of initiatives to help respond to Sumy State University’s current needs at this challenging time for Ukraine. The MoU was signed at an online event alongside […]

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Colm Tóibín to step down as Chancellor

27 June

The University of Liverpool’s Chancellor, Colm Tóibín, has announced that he will step down at the end of this year from the position he has held since February 2017. Colm is widely celebrated as an Irish writer of great distinction. He is the author of eight novels including Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel of […]

Colm Toibin head and shoulders shot

Colm Tóibín to step down as Chancellor


The University of Liverpool’s Chancellor, Colm Tóibín, has announced that he will step down at the end of this year from the position he has held since February 2017. Colm is widely celebrated as an Irish writer of great distinction. He is the author of eight novels including Brooklyn, which won the Costa Novel of […]

Obituary: Professor Yannis Goulermas

23 June

Words by the Department of Computer Science The University of Liverpool is saddened to announce the death of Professor Yannis Goulermas of the Department of Computer Science, who passed away last month. Yannis started his academic journey through obtaining a 1st class BSc degree in Computation from the University of Manchester (UMIST) in 1994. In […]

University of Liverpool researchers lead major park home sector report

21 June

The largest study for 20 years of the park home sector, led by the University of Liverpool, recommends caution in changing the maximum sale commission fee of 10% without support for financially vulnerable parks alongside highlighting the need to professionalise site practices and consideration of a national enforcement body. The study, involving researchers at the […]

Senior civil servants visit University and co-hosts to learn more about world-leading research and industry collaboration

17 June

A delegation of senior civil servants visited the Liverpool City Region (LCR) to learn more about the world-leading research and industry collaboration powering the region’s innovation engine as part of a showcase jointly hosted by the University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Liverpool John Moores University. Representatives from the Department for Business, […]

Chemistry researcher reaches L’Oreal UNESCO For Women In Science awards final

16 June

Dr Tahereh Nematiaram, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and the Materials Innovation Factory, reached the finals of the highly competitive L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Rising Talents awards programme. L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Rising Talent fellowships recognise exceptional early careers women scientists in the UK and Ireland, providing grants to support the […]

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Strength and Conditioning Club’s successful year rewarded with ‘Top Club’ award


The Strength and Conditioning club was presented with the sought after ‘Top Club’ award at the annual Athletic Union (AU) awards dinner, following a year which saw it rebuild better than ever after COVID-19 lockdowns to deliver new initiatives and competition wins. Coming back stronger Like many clubs, particularly those who train indoors, the club […]

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Key outcomes of Long COVID identified in international study


An international group of researchers and experts by experience have identified 12 core symptoms of Long COVID to be measured in research and clinical practice using a technique known as ‘Delphi consensus’. The study, which was co-led by the University of Liverpool, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London, Imperial […]

Future leaders fellowships for Liverpool researchers

15 June

Two University of Liverpool researchers from the Faculty of Science & Engineering have been awarded prestigious UKRI-funded Future Leaders Fellowships in the latest round of the flagship programme announced today. The highly competitive Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is designed to tackle major research challenges and support the research and innovation leaders of the future. Dr […]

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Scientists uncover clues to the generation of nanomachines in Salmonella

8 June

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have captured a clear view of the generation process of ‘protein machinery’ that plays a key role in the colonisation of pathogenic Salmonella bacteria. The findings, published in Nature Communications, answer an important question about how various proteins self-assemble to create a higher-ordered functional organelle in Salmonella to boost […]

COVID-19 and Brexit ‘caused sharp rise in copycat ecstasy’


A new study has highlighted the apparent effect of Brexit and the pandemic on the trade in the illegal party drug ecstasy (MDMA). Researchers from The Loop, a UK drug checking charity, found almost half (45%) of substances sold as MDMA at English festivals last year contained none – and instead contained other drugs such […]

I correctly predicted the vote on Boris Johnson’s leadership – here’s how I did it

7 June

This article by Professor Jon Tonge, from the University’s Department of Politics, was originally published by “The Conversation’: It would be nice to claim that the near complete accuracy of my prediction of the result of the Conservative Party’s vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson was a glorious triumph of dedicated political science: I […]

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University joins Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK)


The University has become a member of Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK), a collaborative partnership between industry, academia and government to tackle innovation and technology challenges in the maritime sector. MarRI-UK provide coherence and leverage across the UK’s Maritime Research & Innovation with a specific focus on the identification, development and exploitation of new […]

British Science Association announce Professor Bearon as Mathematical Sciences Section President

31 May

The British Science Association (BSA) has announced that the University’s Professor Rachel Bearon will become the Mathematical Sciences Section President for 2022. Each year, the BSA Sections nominate an individual who has made a significant contribution to their scientific field for Presidency of the Section. Professor Bearon is Head of the University’s Department of Mathematical […]

Reminder: Being mindful of our neighbours

26 May

As the end of the academic year approaches, members of our student community will plan to celebrate and socialise. Hopefully, sunny weather will also see us spend more time out of doors catching up with friends. While it’s a time of celebration and fun, please remember you have a responsibility to help us to maintain […]

GALLERY: Digital Innovation Facility opening


On Monday, 23 May, over 100 guests from the University, industry, funding bodies and national and regional stakeholders gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Digital Innovation Facility by the Liverpool City Mayor, Steve Rotheram and tech entrepreneur, University alumnus and Visiting Professor, Sir Robin Saxby. The Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Janet Beer welcomed guests […]