Liverpool John Moores University recently welcomed Member of Parliament for Wallasey Angela Eagle, to the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, where she praised the latest research, education, training and business support.
Speaking about her visit on Twitter, Angela referenced the 200 new Degree Apprenticeships LJMU will run from September 2017 as delivering the high-level skills the region needs. She also said it was ‘Fantastic to see @LJMU’s Maritime Knowledge Hub – part of £5m investment to deliver the maritime and #STEM skills of the future’.
The Faculty is spearheading innovation in the UK’s maritime industry through a unique maritime graduate talent programme and one of the most advanced Maritime Bridge and Engine Simulator training facilities in Europe.
Angela also visited the LJMU Formula Student Team, where engineering students help design, build and race a car against competition from around the world, with key roles for students from other degree programmes, such as marketing, business and media. She then viewed the 'eco houses', designed by LJMU to help reduce carbon emissions from UK housing stock.
Wallasey MP, Angela Eagle commented on her tour of the Faculty’s world-class facilities:
"Liverpool John Moores University contributes so much to the city economically, while maintaining a real social conscience towards engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. I was pleased to see the latest developments in research, education, training and business support in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The University has one of the best Maritime Bridge and Engine Simulator training facilities in Europe, and the graduate talent programme linked to this will ensure that young people will be able to realise their potential with a direct link to employment in the maritime sector.
"It is also fantastic to see further work experience opportunities through the LJMU Formula Student Team, who work together to build a single-seater racing car and then compete at events around the world.
"Additionally the Exemplar Houses, built to address sustainability challenges of homes, develop new green technologies and building methods, and also have a health and social care element, acting as a test bed to trial and identify home adaptations to support those living with dementia. It was brilliant to see the impact the University is having on society; locally, nationally and internationally."
To read more about the facilities and courses available please visit the Faculty of Engineering and Technology