About the Foundation for Citizenship
Discover the aims and achievements of the Foundation for Citizenship
Over and above our contributions to knowledge transfer and our engagement in research to benefit society, we believe we have a moral obligation to contribute to the development of our communities. We do this by providing the opportunities and support to students and staff to make positive contributions to society and in doing so encourage active, informed and responsible citizens. Our initiatives within the Foundation for Citizenship prepare students to shape society in a more just and sustainable way and lay the groundwork to enable them to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
Making an impact
Our Impact Report captures both our economic and civic role in the Liverpool City Region. Read the Report to find out how LJMU is making an impact socially, culturally and environmentally.
Recognising good citizenship
LJMU believes in leading the way to encourage young people to become caring, compassionate and tolerant individuals who have a real sense of civic responsibility. One of the ways we do this is through the Good Citizenship Award – an award which recognises the often overlooked contributions that young people from different communities and cultures make to society today. The University ensures the awards are presented in a public forum – hosting annual presentations or giving out awards during the Roscoe Lectures.
We also recognise the charitable achievements of our own students and staff through the LJMU Citizenship Award. Take a look at the stories of just a few of the volunteers who have received this award.
Year 11 pupils from Fazakerley High School were recently awarded the Good Citizenship Award for their community work via the Cameo Project.
Young people explore their creativity through the Saturday Club programme.
The Cameo Project helps pupils develop interpersonal, organisational and transferable skills by taking active roles in their community.
Saturday Club images: © Andrew Abrahamson/The Saturday Club Trust