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Encouraging active citizenship outside the curriculum

Foundation for Citizenship

Engaging with communities on campus and beyond

The Foundation is helping students and staff at LJMU make their mark and become truly engaged with their community, whether that’s based on campus, within the city region, or in far flung regions of the world.

Inspiring students to engage with the world

There’s a big world out there ready to be discovered. We encourage our students to learn as much from experience as from traditional learning in the lecture hall, that’s why we provide opportunities for students to study, work or volunteer abroad. Students can take part in a range of experiences including the Asia Internship Programme, Go Global Fund, Smaller Earth, exchange programmes and many other opportunities.

Discover student international opportunities.

“This has definitely been the most independent and enriching experience that I have ever done and I am so grateful that I have completed this internship. I feel that I gained valuable work experience as well as learning so much about another culture that is so different from my own.”

– Julia Harrison talking about her experience as an intern in Asia.

Encouraging mentorship of peers and future students

Every student knows it can be difficult to adjust to university life. That’s why LJMU has a great peer mentoring programme in place which gives current students the opportunity to support new students through that transition period and beyond. Second and third year students offer their time and experience to help new students feel welcome, settle into life at LJMU and have the best student experience possible. On-hand to offer advice and signpost students to useful services within LJMU, the mentors also play a key role at induction and other networking events throughout the year.

But the support doesn’t stop with LJMU students. The Outreach Team has also set up a fantastic e-mentoring programme to pair up future students with current ones. Mentees communicate with their mentor weekly using online software to ask questions about the transition to higher education. Whether they need help with revision techniques for exams, advice on moving away from home, tips on the UCAS application process or thoughts on budgeting and making friends at university – the mentor is there to listen and provide support.

Encouraging membership of clubs, societies and teams

The opportunity to undertake leadership roles in one of the many clubs, societies and sports teams within the Liverpool Students' Union is another way our students give back to their peers and help provide a rich and varied experience for all students.

Find out more about these student groups.

Inspiring the next generation through school mentorship

LJMU students are actively engaged in supporting young people in the Liverpool city region to help raise attainment and aspiration.