Meet the LJMU graduates changing the face of the city



Joe Megan Kobie

The Liverpool Echo’s annual ’30 under 30’ recognises the young people who are making their mark on our city region, and it’s no surprise that LJMU is in the mix.

Cultural entrepreneur Joe Campbell (left), fashion influencer Megan Ruiter (centre) and education leader Kobie Eyo-Hudson (right) feature in the paper’s annual list of 30 people under the age of 30, who are doing Merseyside proud.

At the age of 27, Joe is the director of Culture City which promotes and showcases music, theatre and art from Liverpool – an idea Joe forged while studying on a film course at LJMU.

Since setting up their production company, Joe and the team have worked with the likes of Boy George, Robbie Fowler, Gordon Brown, Tim Burgess, and Miles Kane.

Birkenhead born Megan Ruiter has gone from making dresses in her bedroom to dressing Love Island stars and Instagram influencers.

The 22-year-old fashion graduate, who credits her love of sewing for overcoming her mental health issues, runs Ruiter.co.uk and remarkably still makes every single piece sold herself.

Law graduate Kobie Eyo-Hudson believes education is power and is seeking to establish a mentoring organisation to working with schools and community centres to promote careers and employment opportunities.

The 23-year old-entrepreneur, from L8, was a finalist in the Young Change Makers Fellowship Programme, launched by the Virgin Money Foundation to develop new ideas around social change.

- More than 7,000 people graduate from Liverpool John Moores University each year to pursue roles in Science and Engineering, Business and Management, the Arts and Creative Industries, Health, Education, Sport and much more.


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