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Celebrating 175 years of academic excellence

Providing academic excellence for the students of tomorrow remains at the core of Liverpool Hope University’s mission, as it marks 175 years since the establishment of its founding colleges.

This year, the University is celebrating its rich history through a series of special events to mark the milestone. The year-long celebrations will include hosting the Cathedral’s Group Choirs Festival, special guest lectures by author Ian Rankin and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce, and the inaugural Angel Field Festival.

While honouring its proud heritage, the University continues to look to the future, having invested substantially in both its Hope Park and Creative Campus in recent years. In February 2019, the official unveiling of the newly regenerated Creative Campus will bring together old and new, as staff and students gather to witness the launch of the multi-million pound transformation of the Grade II-listed Cornerstone Building. Home to the School of Creative and Performing Arts, the Creative Campus underwent a vast renovation during summer 2018 and now features a purpose-built Arts Centre.

Professor Pillay, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University, described the decision to overhaul the campus as “investment in our students and staff”. He said: “We designed the space so that we could all be together and work together in an integrated School for the Creative and Performing Arts.”

The redevelopment is the latest in a series of investments the University has made in its campuses, with Hope Park welcoming a new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building and sports facility in 2016. As well as future-proofing the facilities, Liverpool Hope is forward thinking in its approach to academia, with a series of contemporary new courses launched for 2019 entry. Among these is Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a field that continues to grow and where there is a real skills shortage of AI practitioners. This new course will produce a generation of graduates who are prepared for the technological revolution that AI is predicted to bring.

Liverpool Hope believes in providing the best teaching and facilities for its students, to ensure we provide academic excellence for another 175 years.

Published on 07/01/2019