The University has been shortlisted in three categories of the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2016.
The THE Awards celebrate the achievements of universities during the 2014-15 academic year, with numerous submissions received every year from higher education institutions across the country.
LJMU’s World of Work Careers Centre has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Employer Engagement Initiative category, with the judges agreeing that the Centre has a strategic and innovative approach to delivering employers’ workforce development needs.
The University’s Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) has been shortlisted in the Research Project of the Year category for the EAGLE project. The award submission demonstrated that the project is highly innovative, and the research has far-reaching academic impact on its field, in addition to catching the imagination of the public.
LJMU was also shortlisted in the Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year category for the ARI’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show entry. The garden, sponsored by the ARI's National Schools' Osbervatory and Science and Technology Facilities Council, helped explain major workings of the Universe, and won a Gold medal and best in category at the show. The submission has been shortlisted by the judges for extending the reach of the institute to new areas of activity.
The THE Awards dinner and ceremony takes place on Thursday 24 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend, including politicians, senior sector figures, and academic and professional university staff from across the UK.
The full THE Awards 2016 shortlist can be viewed online.
Earlier this year LJMU won two categories at the Educate North Awards 2016 and was highly commended for another project.