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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool | North West England

Diverse local nightlife City

Ucas code: L51

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.
Source:Liverpool John Moores University website
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    • Academic Experience

      I study fashion communication and attend uni 10-5 monday, tuesday and thursday, and 10-1 on wednesday! i have one afternoon of...

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      2013, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      I study fashion communication and attend uni 10-5 monday, tuesday and thursday, and 10-1 on wednesday! i have one afternoon of lectures and one afternoon of workshops where we are taught in groups of 10 at the most! the rest of the time we are taught and work as a group of 30/5. The course covers a variety of career prospects you don't initially think of! We have covered promotion (branding, look books), forecasting (trends) , photography. Despite being a communication student we also do some designing and make garments. Everyone is taught how to use every machine from scratch and must pass an induction to be able to use the machinery alone! Work- Fashion communication entails a few essays of 2000/3000 words a term. A practical module which is presented in a file of all the machinery and skills you have learnt (laser cutting, screen printing, monoprinting, photoshop, illustrator etc). Multipe projects a term in addition to WOW (worl of work). WOW is a qualification achieved every year which is recognised by national organisations, involving self evaluation and progression. We also do a lot of work on making out portfolio, which helps us to gain placements and jobs. feedback- Once a module is submitted we receive written feedback and grades online and within 15 days. There is an option on-line where you can add any comments about your feedback. Alternatively tutors are avalible for a 1 to 1 to discuss your grading. Throughout the year however the tutors are avalible all day everyday to give advice and opinions, if needed you can schedule a meeting to discuss things privately. The facilities for my course are fantasic the whole floor is dedicated to my department, every student has their own work space and wall space, the designs have their own mannequin to work from. There are multiple sewing rooms with various machines for sewing, hemming, top stitching etc MAC and Pc rooms have all the design software such as Photoshop, there is also an option to rent a laptop (mac and windows) so one can work from your own studio space. There is a print room, CDT workshop, laser cutting and 3d printing room, in addition to a photography suit.

      2013, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching is limited each week as you are expected to do a lot of independent study. The content is focused around...

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      2013, 3rd year, Applied Zoology

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching is limited each week as you are expected to do a lot of independent study. The content is focused around birds and primates, I didn't learn a lot about other animals in much detail. Levels 4 & 5 were mainly essay and practical write ups and Level 6 is mainly group seminars. Feedback is usually useful. Facilities aren't too great, there are never enough free computers to use on campus and the labs are in need of updating.

      2013, 3rd year, Applied Zoology

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    • Academic Experience

      I found the foundation oin natural sciences exteamly easy and un challenging i thought my alevels were harder and i dodnt enjoy...

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      2013, 1st year, Organic Chemistry

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      I found the foundation oin natural sciences exteamly easy and un challenging i thought my alevels were harder and i dodnt enjoy most of the material that was covered withing the course and found half of the material irrelevant to the courses that you would procede on to

      2013, 1st year, Organic Chemistry

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    • Academic Experience

      Tutors are hit and miss in terms of enthusiasm and passion for the subject. Content of course is mixed, but if you're...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      Academic Experience

      Tutors are hit and miss in terms of enthusiasm and passion for the subject. Content of course is mixed, but if you're passionate enough you'll find something good anywhere.

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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    • Academic Experience

      For me, there are 5 lectures and 5 tutorials each week, as a student you're expected to attend all the lectures and finish the...

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      2013, 1st year, Computer Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      For me, there are 5 lectures and 5 tutorials each week, as a student you're expected to attend all the lectures and finish the tutorials and you should also, in your free time, make sure you understand everything you have learned about on the lectures and tutorials, and also look at the extra work that may have been set to further your knowledge. When coursework is set, you are given a time to finish it by, which you will mostly do in your free time and lectures and tutorials along the way may help you to complete the coursework, which for me may be to write a program or write an essay or design a webpage, which is to further help you progress at a steady rate, but you can do as much or little as you want during your free time. After you finish your coursework and its submitted, you'll usually receive feedback in 2 weeks digitally over blackboard, which details your mark and what you could have done better. The lecturer may also talk about how the coursework went overall and what was common from submittions in the next lecture.

      2013, 1st year, Computer Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Typically students have around 15 hours contact time, dependent on course. For Business students this is split half and half...

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      2013, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      Typically students have around 15 hours contact time, dependent on course. For Business students this is split half and half between lectures and seminars, with 3 hours per module (5 modules in total for the year). The first year of my course was great, as it covered a variety of topics from marketing, to finance to economics. As it was only first year, I and many others didn't find it too challenging, but we're expecting that to change next year! I found the economics and business and society modules really interesting, as I had never studied economics before, and it gave me more insight into what is happening in the world. Business and society focused on ethics and real life examples, such as the horsemeat scandal, so that was really interesting. We are required to do mainly reports and presentations. We don't do any essays as it is a Business course, but many of my friends who study other subjects do have essays. Examination was split in favour of coursework, as we only had 2 exams. Most tutors give good feedback on coursework and presentations, but if they don't, just ask them for their feedback and advice and they will be happy to help. My facilities could not be better. The Redmonds Building is great.

      2013, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

59%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

81%

HIGH

Sporty

62%

MED

Political

42%

LOW

Creative

55%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Student satisfaction score 81% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED

Number of students

21,639

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

15%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

45%

of students are male

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

7%

of students here are from outside the UK

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