Sports students


Summer University

The Summer Universities at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are a fantastic way to find out what life at university is really like. The whole programme is free of charge to students in Years 12/13 and all we ask is that you fund your own way to and from Liverpool.

You will spend three days and two nights working alongside our academic staff and current students. By staying in real student accommodation you will get a feeling for what it is like to live away from home. If you are from outside of Liverpool, you will have the option of a city-tour, taking in the sights and sounds of our amazing city. In addition everybody will go out each night for food in the centre of Liverpool and afterwards will take part in a range of evening activities to keep you entertained and enable you to meet new people and make friends.

The daytime academic sessions are designed to give you a real taste of what it would be like to study at LJMU and help you to decide which course is right for you! 

The Sport Summer University provides participants with a great opportunity to experience the full range of practical sport programmes delivered by LJMU’s School of Sport Studies, Leisure & Nutrition. Based at IM Marsh campus, a couple of miles from Liverpool city centre, the site has a proud history of delivering sports education programmes dating back over one hundred years. 

On the programme, you will have the chance to work with senior lecturers, researchers and current Sport students, enabling you to get a real taste of the programmes and the diverse range of career prospects that exist within the sport and leisure sectors. 

Applicants for all of the Faculty’s sport courses – Sport Business, Sport Coaching, Sport Development, Sport Nutrition for Health, and Physical Education – will work together in mixed groups and take on the Sport Summer University challenge, undertaking tasks that give insight into the key components of the aforementioned degree programmes.

Over the course of their two days at IM Marsh, groups will be set the challenge of devising their own sport. They will then have to:

  • devise clear, concise rules that govern their sport;
  • coach fellow groups in how to play their newly devised sport;
  • develop a marketing strategy to promote their sport and raise awareness of their brand; and
  • consider how best to promote their new sport to young people in order to raise awareness and participation in healthy activities

For further information about courses in this area, then please visit the School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition