LJMU donates £10,000 to local charity

LJMU has donated £10,000 to a local charity on the back of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2022 and other student surveys.

The university pledged to make a donation for every survey completed by eligible final-year students between January and April. Donations were also made for the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey and First Year Experience Survey.

The chosen charity is Micah Liverpool, an organisation which aims to relieve people in Liverpool from social injustice and poverty.

LJMU’s major donation will be enough for Micah to provide fruit, vegetables and milk to residents in need for up to four months.

Professor Phil Vickerman, LJMU Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience, said: “LJMU is abolsutely rooted in the city and part of our civic mission and connection is to support our local charities. Micah Liverpool is a great charity and we do work with them throughout the year. By completing the survey and enabling us to make this donation, our students are genuinely making a difference to our local community.”

Shaquitta Corry, JMSU Vice-President Education, said: “It’s vital that we make these donations and give back to our community. I think the fact that by taking part in the survey it’s making this much of a difference and impacting on the local community, it’s a great incentive to take part.”

Paul O’Brien, Executive Director, Micah Liverpool: “To LJMU and the students: thank you so much. It is really needed and if other organisations worked with independent charities like us there would be a lot more support out there for people who need it.”

Meanwhile, the publication of the NSS 2022 results this summer shows LJMU has leapt up a host of rankings tables for student satisfaction.

The key comparisons are:

  • For overall student satisfaction, LJMU has jumped from 77th out of 123 institutions in 2021 to 39th this year
  • LJMU is ranked top for overall satisfaction in our peer group (regional competitors and institutions with a similar profile to LJMU)
  • We are now ranked second out of all North West institutions for overall student satisfaction


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