Bronze award for support of the Armed Forces



LJMU has received the bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) acknowledging how we provide support to the Armed Forces community.

The award comes one year after the university signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to support and champion the contributions of serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families.

The Ministry of Defence backed award recognises how LJMU has gone above and beyond our initial covenant pledge, demonstrating our commitment to the Armed Forces community.

This includes activity such as the creation of a working group open to all staff and students with an interest or connection to the Armed Forces and on-going research focused on reshaping how veterans are represented across society.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Power said: “On the eve of the annual Remembrance period, I’m proud to see that in just 12 months since signing the covenant we have been able to demonstrate our continued commitment to the Armed Forces community.

“The covenant was created to ensure that members of the Armed Forces community are treated fairly across society, and that is something that aligns closely with our own LJMU values of providing opportunities for people of all backgrounds and supporting them to flourish.

“We will now set our sights on achieving the silver and gold awards under the scheme.”

The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel. The scheme comprises bronze, silver and gold awards for employers who support those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.


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