Virtual delivery

Virtual resources for students

Take a look at how LJMU outreach can support your school or college

The Outreach Team provides comprehensive support to schools and colleges at both pre- and post-16 education level. Our pages provide details of the full range of activities we offer on and off campus to different key stages. In light of the Covid-19 outbreak, we are here to still support prospective students and applicants, as well as teachers/careers advisers.

We have compiled a number of useful links to different websites to support you and we are creating new session content all the time. We are also happy to deliver live virtual events. For more information contact your account manager or email outreach@ljmu.ac.uk.

Lightning Lunch Sessions 19 April until 21 May

Lightning launch sessions imageJoin LJMU for a series of lunchtime insights on current courses at Liverpool John Moores University. Each session is under 30 minutes and will focus on current discussions relating to the curriculum and new discoveries on the subject. Starting at either 12pm or 12:30pm, these short course insights will develop your understanding of university level study around your subject of choice.

We will be hosting live events throughout the year. Click on the virtual events drop down for more information. If you miss a session we will be putting them on our new Outreach on Demand dropdown, so students and staff can access them anytime.

Teachers/careers advisers may also be interested in our dedicated support page full of useful web links to support your students.

Upcoming Live Events

Monday 19 April – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Psychology: Why can some people cope with stress and others can’t?

Monday 19 April – 4pm

Faculty of Engineering and Technology Q&A

Meet our current students and ask what it is like to study within the faculty, learn more about our facilities and what student life in Liverpool is like

20 and 21 April - 10am-6pm

UCAS Discovery

LJMU Outreach will be able to speak to students about courses, accommodation, Liverpool and to teachers and advisers about how we can support your students

Tuesday 20 April – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Biology/Zoology: Understanding seafood: a biodiversity story behind your dinner plate

Wednesday 21 April – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Public / Environmental Health: The Disease Detectives: John Snow and the Broad Street Pump

Thursday 22 April – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – History: The winds of change: the Suez Crisis and its impact

Monday 26 April – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – History of Art and Museum Studies: The History of Paint; How artists have used paint over the centuries

Monday 26 April – 12:30pm

LJMU Futures Week: Forensic Science

Jess Pollitt, Forensic Laboratory Officer at Merseyside Police

Monday 26 April – 5pm

LJMU Futures Week: Graphic Design

Rosa Kusabbi, Freelance Illustrator/own print business, and Josh Terry, Creative Director, Strategic Creative Direction

Tuesday 27 April - 12pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions - International Relations and Politics: Who is Paddington? Representation in popular culture

Tuesday 27 April – 12:30pm

LJMU Futures Week: Nursing

Carmel O’Boyle, Nurse Practitioner at South Liverpool Walk in Centre

Tuesday 27 April – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Biological Anthropology: What makes us human? The incredible journey of how we evolved from our primate ancestors

Tuesday 27 April – 5pm

LJMU Futures Week: Engineering

Michael Fairburn, Graduate Engineer at Galliford Try, and Leo Lima, Mechanical Design Engineer at Talens Engineering

Wednesday 28 April – 12pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Media, Culture, Communication: The impact of Covid-19 on the Media, Cultural and Creative industries

Wednesday 28 April – 12:30pm

LJMU Futures Week: Media Production

Peter Carter, Promos Researcher for ITV

Wednesday 28 April – 12:30pm

LJMU Futures Week: Business

Jodie Nelson, Corporate Account Executive at Softcat plc, and Julia Harrison, Business Teacher at the Ministry of Education in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wednesday 28 April – 5pm

LJMU Futures Week: Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice

Ashley Puente de la Vega, Trainee Forensic Psychologist at Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Thursday 29 April – 12pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – English Literature: Why do Gatsby's shirts make Daisy cry?

Thursday 29 April – 12pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Business: The future of work and you

Thursday 29 April – 12:30pm

LJMU Futures Week: How to decide what is the right career for you?

Karen Forman, Employability Adviser for LJMU Student Advancement: Careers, Employability and Enterprise Service. This talk is designed for all young people who are struggling to decide on a particular career path. What are the important factors when choosing what you would like to do? Should you follow your heart or your head? How can you strengthen your chances to achieve that job?

Thursday 29 April – 5pm

LJMU Futures Week: Biology

Michael Bassnett, Research and Development Scientist at the Mast Group plc

Thursday 29 April – 5pm

LJMU Futures Week: Psychology

Jessica Leather, PhD Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant

Friday 30 April – 12:30pm

LJMU Futures Week: Environmental Health

Sarah Fox, Environmental Health Officer for Salford City Council, and Leanne Needham, Environmental Health Officer for Wirral Borough Council

Friday 30 April – 12:30pm

LJMU Futures Week: Architecture

Eleana Orr, Urban Designer at Planit IE, and Nick Kelly, Architect at Modularize Ltd

Wednesday 5 May - 10am-6pm

UCAS Discovery

LJMU Outreach will be able to speak to students about courses, accommodation, Liverpool and to teachers and advisers about how we can support your students

Wednesday 5 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Pharmaceutical Sciences: Pharmaceutical analysis-focus on IR spectroscopy

Wednesday 5 May - 4pm

Scholarship Information Evening for Teachers/Advisers

Thursday 6 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Criminology: Policing, gender and social order in the 21st century’

Monday 10 May – 5pm

Faculty of Engineering and Technology Q&A

Meet our current students and ask what it is like to study within the faculty, learn more about our facilities and what student life in Liverpool is like

Tuesday 11 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Biology / Zoology: Studying animals without seeing them: the tiny fragments of DNA that can portray life in our oceans

Wednesday 12 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Creative Writing/English: Sudden Fiction - how to create characters, places and plot in under 250 words

Wednesday 12 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Nursing: Nursing on the frontline – a student nurse’s perspective on Nursing through a pandemic

Join us for this special Lightning Lunch Session to celebrate International Nurses Day

Wednesday 12 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Law: Ghosts in the Machine: what can the law do to help vulnerable people?

Thursday 13 May - 12pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions - Computer Science: Emerging Technologies

Thursday 13 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Psychology: Drugs on the brain: why do we use drugs and why can’t we stop?

Friday 14 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – History: Thinking about American empire, at home and abroad, 1865 – 1975

Tuesday 18 May - 6pm

Liverpool Universities Webinar

Join the five Liverpool area based Universities for this special talk celebrating studying in the city. Hear from staff and students about student life and the different opportunities Liverpool has to offer.

Tuesday 18 May -12pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions - Computer Science: Programming Languages

Wednesday 19 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Drama: Acting – Playing a character or being a character? What did Stanislavski mean?

Thursday 20 May - 12pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions - Mathematics: How mathematics is improving human vision

Friday 21 May – 12:30pm

Lightning Lunch Sessions – Psychology: 10 minutes a day: Mindfulness meditation for positive mental health

Wednesday 9 June – 12pm

Faculty of Engineering and Technology Q&A

Meet our current students and ask what it is like to study within the faculty, learn more about our facilities and what student life in Liverpool is like

17 and 18 June

Discover Digital Careers with LJMU and Industry Professionals

Outreach on demand: catch up on past live events

Virtual campus tours

LJMU higher education/skill support sessions

Student life sessions

Student subject taster sessions

Support for Younger Years (Y9-Y11)

National Schools' Observatory

The National Schools' Observatory ran in collaboration with LJMU would like to offer our support to you virtually.

We have a fantastic range of activities that can be done online including Hunting for Asteroids and making observations with the Liverpool Telescope.

Take a look at our activities

Further to our usual range of activities we would like to offer:

  • Online questions and answers with an Astronomer/ask an Astronomer/ careers in space
  • Online teacher support and training on our activities
  • Online tutorials on how to use the NSO
  • Dedicated support from the NSO Team
  • Open to suggestions for other activities

The National Schools’ Observatory are here to support you and your school during this unusual time and hope that we can continue to offer a high level of service to our users.

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