LJMU & Liverpool: Then, Now & The Future

Art & Design Academy Hosts Seminar

March 2010

Nearly 50 alumni came to the Art & Design Academy to enjoy a seminar containing an informative range of topics from a distinguished guest list.

The evening commenced with drinks and canapés before host and Alumni Relations Manager, Mark Williams introduced Chair of the LJMU Alumni Board, Oliver Crook to highlight the work of the Board. Oliver mentioned the Board had decided to organise an event for alumni to grow the number of alumni engaged with LJMU through a growing events calendar.

The title for the event was ‘LJMU & Liverpool: Then, Now & The Future’ and was chosen to highlight the renaissance of Liverpool as a forward thinking city and the role that key stakeholders are playing in its resurgence.

Leader of Liverpool City Council, Warren Bradley communicated his vision for the future including the plans for investment in the area north of the city around the tobacco warehouse, the proposed world class facilities at Alder Hey Hospital and the plans to encourage investment in Liverpool at the World Expo taking place in Shanghai.

Retail Strategist for Grosvenor, Jenefer Greenwood took over from Councillor Bradley and presented the logistical challenges faced by Grosvenor when it delivered Liverpool One and the successful of the regeneration which elevated Liverpool from 17th to 5th place in the UK as a shopping destination.

Director of the Graduate Development Centre Terry Dray finished the evening by talking about the future for University graduates and how LJMU was preparing its graduates to be the most employable in the country through its World of Work strategy. Terry advised the core skills that industry required from its graduates and how LJMU was addressing these skills within its degrees to prepare the employers of tomorrow with an impressive pool of talent.

The event was a notable success and further events are planned.

Pictured above: Warren Bradley, Leader, Liverpool City Council

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