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Visitors

Baroness Scotland

"Liverpool Hope University is exemplary in the bringing together of different denominations to create something wonderful. The creation of Hope University was emblematic of bridging divisions that existed in Liverpool. Through the coming together of bishops from two traditions, Bishop Sheppard and Bishop Worlock, came Hope. The University was founded on the understanding that working together on what we have in common, rather than with a focus on our differences, we can build respect, understanding, and peace."

Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland (speaking at the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ three-day seminar at the university, on the role of faith-based universities in promoting respect).

Marilynne Robinson

“Liverpool Hope has a very strong identity. It’s a group of people who are very fond of what they’re doing, very committed. There’s a loyalty to the institution itself in terms of what it can do, it stimulates the life of the University.

“The people are very devoted and generous, that’s the sort of thing that is most valuable to undergraduate students – the feeling that they really are participating in a culture that enjoys the good work, the imagination, of other people.”

Dr Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Carol Jean Vale

“Liverpool Hope is a true gem of a university. Steeped in the Catholic and Anglican foundations, it is a model of ecumenism for the world. Warm, hospitable, relational, caring, the University is a perfect setting to educate the whole person. I am proud to be associated with Liverpool Hope.”

Carol Jean Vale, President of Chestnut Hill College

Trevor Lyttleton

“Liverpool Hope is an inspiration to all who strive to reach out to vulnerable members of society.

“Contact the Elderly is proud to share your values and commitment to our shared goals to inspire students to be the ambassadors and leaders of tomorrow in extending our hand of friendship to more of the million neglected elderly in this community.

“With warmest thanks to Professor Pillay and all his caring team who made this possible and inspired other universities to follow us.”

Trevor Lyttleton, Founder of Contact the Elderly

Roger Brown

“It gives me the greatest of pleasure to be receiving an award at Liverpool Hope. I have greatly enjoyed my association with the University and will continue with it as a Doctor of Education. I should also like to compliment the University of its care for me as an Honorary Graduate and the quality of its support for me.

“May Liverpool Hope University go from strength to strength.”

Professor Roger Brown, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Policy at Liverpool Hope

 Lyse - graduation

I am very touched by this recognition by Liverpool Hope University which prides itself on being the only ecumenical university in Europe, and a place of learning which welcomes all faiths.

"I am proud to join a community with such a distinguished past which seeks to provide a better future for a new generation."

Lyse Doucet, BBC Chief International Correspondent

 Ken - graduation

"Thank you very much for this extraordinary honour; thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day."

Ken Loach, film director

 Oona King

"Thanks so much for having me at the launch of the Liverpool Hope Women's Network."

Oona King, Baroness King of Bow

‌ Winifred Robinson

“I am delighted and very proud to be awarded an honorary degree from Liverpool Hope University.

“I was taught by Notre Dame Sisters in Liverpool at Everton Valley and Hope stands on the site of a college the Notre Dame sisters founded to educate women to be teachers. I look forward to a long association with the University.”

Winifred Robinson, BBC journalist and broadcaster

 ‌Anne Lonsdale “The values of CARA are similar to those I’ve experienced during my visit to Hope: mutual respect, freedom from hierarchy, concern for the individual, the overriding importance of education for your students, for teachers and for society.”

Anne Lonsdale, Chair of the Council for At Risk Academics

 ‌Jane Corbett "Your support and vision for young people to be able to fulfil their potential is so important for Liverpool.’"

Councillor Jane Corbett

 ‌Max Steinberg "Sincere thanks for the wonderful honour conferred today and with my very best wishes for the continued success of this wonderful institution of learning."

Max Steinberg CBE, Liverpool Vision

 ‌Andrew Cornall "Hope is a great institution and I am honoured to be associated with it."

Andrew Cornall, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

 ‌Desmond Tutu "As we open this building called the Gateway to Hope, I see it being a gateway for thousands of future graduates of this unique University who will make a difference for good in the world."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 ‌Mary McAleese "Hope – the antidote to all those things which diminish us humanly – the source of the change that transcends and reveals our best destiny. Thank you for your sacred stewardship of ‘hope.'"

Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland

 ‌Baroness Cox "Liverpool Hope is a remarkable University, and unique in this country. I am encouraged every time I visit by how fast the University is developing, both internationally and within the United Kingdom."

Baroness Caroline Cox, Foundation Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University

 ‌Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks "'To defend a country you need an army – to defend a civilisation you need universities and schools.’ May God bless all you do."

Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth

 Luciana Berger "I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. I am proud to be the University’s MP."

Luciana Berger MP

 ‌Jeremy Isaacs  "I was thrilled to be offered an honorary Degree by Hope. I care enormously about the wellbeing of Liverpool and was honoured by the University’s offer."

 

Sir Jeremy Isaacs, BAFTA award-winning television producer

 ‌Patricia McGuire

 "155 years ago here in Liverpool, the Sisters of Notre Dame, heirs of St. Julie Billiart, founded Notre Dame College, one of the three colleges that came together to form Liverpool Hope University. This remarkable contemporary institution draws upon the unique ecumenical collaboration of both Catholic and Anglican traditions to shape a modern university rooted in Christian values.

"You join a long tradition of graduates who have borne witness to the prophetic vision of this university’s founders, the wisdom of the faculty who have taught you, and the Hope that will illuminate your work in the world through all of the days to come."

President Patricia McGuire, Trinity Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 ‌‌Rajmohan Gandhi  "I feel happy and fortunate to be able to share with Liverpool Hope’s wonderful students their milestone, and to share it in this unique, famous and consecrated setting. Puzzled I may be, but who am I to judge the good people of Liverpool Hope for choosing to bestow on me this, as I feel, undeserved honour? I take it as a prod to do more, or better. Thank you."

 

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, Biographer and Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

  "Thanks for allowing me to visit this splendid University and for providing interest, inspiration and warmth."

 

Estelle Morris, former Secretary of State for Education and Skills

Students

Daniel - quotes   Daniel Leung (Media & Communications Undergraduate)

"They say that when you go to a university its character will jump out at you in the first five minutes and that’s what happened to me at Hope.

"The lecturers are prepared to go to any length possible to help you learn and progress. Their caring nature really sets you up for the long term, not just the short term."

 Holly - quotes

Holly Mealey (Mathematics Undergraduate)

"The tutors at Hope are great – they’re all really approachable and the Mathematics department has really up to date facilities."

 Adam Adam MacCreedy (Creative Performing Arts Undergraduate)

"I was attracted to Liverpool Hope by the University’s wide range of facilities: music rooms, studios, dance studios and drama facilities.

"Because the Creative Campus is such a small campus, you get to know everyone here, just like a family."

 Rhiannon - quotes Rhiannon Roberts (English Literature Undergraduate)

"I’ve always loved reading but coming to Hope and having such a close connection with the tutors I’ve been able to become more confident in my reading. There are so many beautiful places to read around the campus here.

"In the final year of the course, you get to present a paper at a conference – the course gives you so many skills which will really help you when going into work."

 Connor - quotes Connor Davis (Environmental Science Undergraduate)

"Being at Hope has been the best time of my life. Liverpool’s a great city and it was really nice in first year to live in halls as you get to make so many new friends."

 Nina - quotes Nina Rogers (History Postgraduate)

"There are a lot of specialists in the History Department, which means I had a lot of choice when I decided to stay on at Hope for my Masters.

"The facilities on campus are great – the library is well stocked and we have a very helpful Faculty Librarian.

"From a historian’s point of view, studying in Liverpool is brilliant: I’ve got all the libraries and museums as resources, plus the docks and maritime history."

 Emma - quotes Emma Crago (English Postgraduate)

"I decided to study at Hope because it’s a very small campus – it’s friendly and self-contained.

"The staff here are very expert in their subjects and are researchers themselves so they’re teaching from their own research. The Masters course is very discussion based and student-led, which is fantastic."

 Otis - quotes Otis Gardner (Dance)

"The main thing that attracted me to study at Hope was the course – it’s really different to other university Dance courses in that you study dance as a physical practice but also critically.

"The facilities here are amazing: we have access to big dance studios, and lots of other spaces. We also get the chance to perform in festivals such as the annual Cornerstone Festival.

"The relationships between the students and lecturers are awesome; they’re always there for us. I’d say that coming to Hope gives you great opportunities."

 Kellie - quotes

Kellie Williams (Alumna, BA Primary Teaching QTS)

"The course at Hope met and exceeded my expectations. The highlight of my career so far was winning Primary Teacher of the Year in Wales – Hope helped me to achieve this award because it set the foundations and helped shape me into the teacher I am today.

"I’d recommend anyone to come here; the ethos is fantastic."

In the news

Capstone Theatre 

The Capstone Theatre

"Exquisite in design and sonically, it's a genuine treasure to the city yet not enough people know about it." Liverpool Echo

Happiest students

"Liverpool Hope University students are the happiest in the city, according to a new satisfaction league table. The university received an 89% satisfaction score in the newly published National Student Survey." Liverpool Echo

 Angel Field gardens  

Angel Field Garden

"The transformation of place has managed to create another world without turning its back upon its neighbours. A world that brings order to the random forms of its context and literally tells stories through enigmatic text built into the stone benches." National Landscape Institute

"An inspiring symbolic garden and an outstanding example of modern garden design." Liverpool Echo

 Cornerstone Festival  

Cornerstone Festival

"…the best of Liverpool’s dozen or so festivals." Joe Riley, Liverpool Echo

 

 

 

 

 

League Tables & QAA

QAA The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended Liverpool Hope for the way it enhances student learning opportunities, and identified a number of areas of good practice at the university following the University's Higher Education Review visit.
Complete University Guide logo

"Students leave particularly happy with the level of assessment and feedback, academic support and commitment to personal development."

Ranked top in the North West and joint 3rd in the UK for Student Satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2017

Times Higher Education Times Higher Education has ranked Liverpool Hope University fourth in the North West for Research Intensity.
The Sunday Times Liverpool Hope University is ranked fifth in the UK for student satisfaction by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
The Guardian Guardian University League Table 2017 ranked Liverpool Hope University 79th in the UK.

Visitors

Baroness Scotland

"Liverpool Hope University is exemplary in the bringing together of different denominations to create something wonderful. The creation of Hope University was emblematic of bridging divisions that existed in Liverpool. Through the coming together of bishops from two traditions, Bishop Sheppard and Bishop Worlock, came Hope. The University was founded on the understanding that working together on what we have in common, rather than with a focus on our differences, we can build respect, understanding, and peace."

Commonwealth Secretary-General The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland (speaking at the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ three-day seminar at the university, on the role of faith-based universities in promoting respect).

Marilynne Robinson

“Liverpool Hope has a very strong identity. It’s a group of people who are very fond of what they’re doing, very committed. There’s a loyalty to the institution itself in terms of what it can do, it stimulates the life of the University.

“The people are very devoted and generous, that’s the sort of thing that is most valuable to undergraduate students – the feeling that they really are participating in a culture that enjoys the good work, the imagination, of other people.”

Dr Marilynne Robinson, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Carol Jean Vale

“Liverpool Hope is a true gem of a university. Steeped in the Catholic and Anglican foundations, it is a model of ecumenism for the world. Warm, hospitable, relational, caring, the University is a perfect setting to educate the whole person. I am proud to be associated with Liverpool Hope.”

Carol Jean Vale, President of Chestnut Hill College

Trevor Lyttleton

“Liverpool Hope is an inspiration to all who strive to reach out to vulnerable members of society.

“Contact the Elderly is proud to share your values and commitment to our shared goals to inspire students to be the ambassadors and leaders of tomorrow in extending our hand of friendship to more of the million neglected elderly in this community.

“With warmest thanks to Professor Pillay and all his caring team who made this possible and inspired other universities to follow us.”

Trevor Lyttleton, Founder of Contact the Elderly

Roger Brown

“It gives me the greatest of pleasure to be receiving an award at Liverpool Hope. I have greatly enjoyed my association with the University and will continue with it as a Doctor of Education. I should also like to compliment the University of its care for me as an Honorary Graduate and the quality of its support for me.

“May Liverpool Hope University go from strength to strength.”

Professor Roger Brown, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Policy at Liverpool Hope

 Lyse - graduation

I am very touched by this recognition by Liverpool Hope University which prides itself on being the only ecumenical university in Europe, and a place of learning which welcomes all faiths.

"I am proud to join a community with such a distinguished past which seeks to provide a better future for a new generation."

Lyse Doucet, BBC Chief International Correspondent

 Ken - graduation

"Thank you very much for this extraordinary honour; thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day."

Ken Loach, film director

 Oona King

"Thanks so much for having me at the launch of the Liverpool Hope Women's Network."

Oona King, Baroness King of Bow

‌ Winifred Robinson

“I am delighted and very proud to be awarded an honorary degree from Liverpool Hope University.

“I was taught by Notre Dame Sisters in Liverpool at Everton Valley and Hope stands on the site of a college the Notre Dame sisters founded to educate women to be teachers. I look forward to a long association with the University.”

Winifred Robinson, BBC journalist and broadcaster

 ‌Anne Lonsdale “The values of CARA are similar to those I’ve experienced during my visit to Hope: mutual respect, freedom from hierarchy, concern for the individual, the overriding importance of education for your students, for teachers and for society.”

Anne Lonsdale, Chair of the Council for At Risk Academics

 ‌Jane Corbett "Your support and vision for young people to be able to fulfil their potential is so important for Liverpool.’"

Councillor Jane Corbett

 ‌Max Steinberg "Sincere thanks for the wonderful honour conferred today and with my very best wishes for the continued success of this wonderful institution of learning."

Max Steinberg CBE, Liverpool Vision

 ‌Andrew Cornall "Hope is a great institution and I am honoured to be associated with it."

Andrew Cornall, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

 ‌Desmond Tutu "As we open this building called the Gateway to Hope, I see it being a gateway for thousands of future graduates of this unique University who will make a difference for good in the world."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 ‌Mary McAleese "Hope – the antidote to all those things which diminish us humanly – the source of the change that transcends and reveals our best destiny. Thank you for your sacred stewardship of ‘hope.'"

Mary McAleese, Former President of Ireland

 ‌Baroness Cox "Liverpool Hope is a remarkable University, and unique in this country. I am encouraged every time I visit by how fast the University is developing, both internationally and within the United Kingdom."

Baroness Caroline Cox, Foundation Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University

 ‌Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks "'To defend a country you need an army – to defend a civilisation you need universities and schools.’ May God bless all you do."

Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth

 Luciana Berger "I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. I am proud to be the University’s MP."

Luciana Berger MP

 ‌Jeremy Isaacs  "I was thrilled to be offered an honorary Degree by Hope. I care enormously about the wellbeing of Liverpool and was honoured by the University’s offer."

 

Sir Jeremy Isaacs, BAFTA award-winning television producer

 ‌Patricia McGuire

 "155 years ago here in Liverpool, the Sisters of Notre Dame, heirs of St. Julie Billiart, founded Notre Dame College, one of the three colleges that came together to form Liverpool Hope University. This remarkable contemporary institution draws upon the unique ecumenical collaboration of both Catholic and Anglican traditions to shape a modern university rooted in Christian values.

"You join a long tradition of graduates who have borne witness to the prophetic vision of this university’s founders, the wisdom of the faculty who have taught you, and the Hope that will illuminate your work in the world through all of the days to come."

President Patricia McGuire, Trinity Washington University, Washington, D.C.

 ‌‌Rajmohan Gandhi  "I feel happy and fortunate to be able to share with Liverpool Hope’s wonderful students their milestone, and to share it in this unique, famous and consecrated setting. Puzzled I may be, but who am I to judge the good people of Liverpool Hope for choosing to bestow on me this, as I feel, undeserved honour? I take it as a prod to do more, or better. Thank you."

 

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, Biographer and Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

  "Thanks for allowing me to visit this splendid University and for providing interest, inspiration and warmth."

 

Estelle Morris, former Secretary of State for Education and Skills

Students

Daniel - quotes   Daniel Leung (Media & Communications Undergraduate)

"They say that when you go to a university its character will jump out at you in the first five minutes and that’s what happened to me at Hope.

"The lecturers are prepared to go to any length possible to help you learn and progress. Their caring nature really sets you up for the long term, not just the short term."

 Holly - quotes

Holly Mealey (Mathematics Undergraduate)

"The tutors at Hope are great – they’re all really approachable and the Mathematics department has really up to date facilities."

 Adam Adam MacCreedy (Creative Performing Arts Undergraduate)

"I was attracted to Liverpool Hope by the University’s wide range of facilities: music rooms, studios, dance studios and drama facilities.

"Because the Creative Campus is such a small campus, you get to know everyone here, just like a family."

 Rhiannon - quotes Rhiannon Roberts (English Literature Undergraduate)

"I’ve always loved reading but coming to Hope and having such a close connection with the tutors I’ve been able to become more confident in my reading. There are so many beautiful places to read around the campus here.

"In the final year of the course, you get to present a paper at a conference – the course gives you so many skills which will really help you when going into work."

 Connor - quotes Connor Davis (Environmental Science Undergraduate)

"Being at Hope has been the best time of my life. Liverpool’s a great city and it was really nice in first year to live in halls as you get to make so many new friends."

 Nina - quotes Nina Rogers (History Postgraduate)

"There are a lot of specialists in the History Department, which means I had a lot of choice when I decided to stay on at Hope for my Masters.

"The facilities on campus are great – the library is well stocked and we have a very helpful Faculty Librarian.

"From a historian’s point of view, studying in Liverpool is brilliant: I’ve got all the libraries and museums as resources, plus the docks and maritime history."

 Emma - quotes Emma Crago (English Postgraduate)

"I decided to study at Hope because it’s a very small campus – it’s friendly and self-contained.

"The staff here are very expert in their subjects and are researchers themselves so they’re teaching from their own research. The Masters course is very discussion based and student-led, which is fantastic."

 Otis - quotes Otis Gardner (Dance)

"The main thing that attracted me to study at Hope was the course – it’s really different to other university Dance courses in that you study dance as a physical practice but also critically.

"The facilities here are amazing: we have access to big dance studios, and lots of other spaces. We also get the chance to perform in festivals such as the annual Cornerstone Festival.

"The relationships between the students and lecturers are awesome; they’re always there for us. I’d say that coming to Hope gives you great opportunities."

 Kellie - quotes

Kellie Williams (Alumna, BA Primary Teaching QTS)

"The course at Hope met and exceeded my expectations. The highlight of my career so far was winning Primary Teacher of the Year in Wales – Hope helped me to achieve this award because it set the foundations and helped shape me into the teacher I am today.

"I’d recommend anyone to come here; the ethos is fantastic."

In the news

Capstone Theatre 

The Capstone Theatre

"Exquisite in design and sonically, it's a genuine treasure to the city yet not enough people know about it." Liverpool Echo

Happiest students

"Liverpool Hope University students are the happiest in the city, according to a new satisfaction league table. The university received an 89% satisfaction score in the newly published National Student Survey." Liverpool Echo

 Angel Field gardens  

Angel Field Garden

"The transformation of place has managed to create another world without turning its back upon its neighbours. A world that brings order to the random forms of its context and literally tells stories through enigmatic text built into the stone benches." National Landscape Institute

"An inspiring symbolic garden and an outstanding example of modern garden design." Liverpool Echo

 Cornerstone Festival  

Cornerstone Festival

"…the best of Liverpool’s dozen or so festivals." Joe Riley, Liverpool Echo

 

 

 

 

 

League Tables & QAA

QAA The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended Liverpool Hope for the way it enhances student learning opportunities, and identified a number of areas of good practice at the university following the University's Higher Education Review visit.
Complete University Guide logo

"Students leave particularly happy with the level of assessment and feedback, academic support and commitment to personal development."

Ranked top in the North West and joint 3rd in the UK for Student Satisfaction by The Complete University Guide 2017

Times Higher Education Times Higher Education has ranked Liverpool Hope University fourth in the North West for Research Intensity.
The Sunday Times Liverpool Hope University is ranked fifth in the UK for student satisfaction by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.
The Guardian Guardian University League Table 2017 ranked Liverpool Hope University 79th in the UK.