Well wishes and anniversary messages from across the globe have been sent to Liverpool Hope, as the University celebrates 175 years.
Partner institutions and friends of Hope have been lighting commemorative candles in a show of unity and celebration for this landmark moment in the University's history.
Dozens of images showing universities, colleges and schools lighting Hope's 175 candle have been shared, along with messages of congratulations.
Chris Creighton, Notre Dame Seishin University, said: “Father Harada, the President of Notre Dame Seishin University, was delighted to learn that you asked us to participate in the festivities. We shared with our students the news of your 175th anniversary, that you had asked us to light the commemorative candle, and how wonderful it was to know that the Seishin family is not only in Okayama, Japan, but in Liverpool, England, as well. The students were quite surprised at the news, in particular that Hope has existed for 175 years.”
Other messages included:
“Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your 175th year celebration!” - Concordia College, Minnesota, US
“CGE sends congratulations as you celebrate 175 years! Liverpool Hope University is a light to many UK and global students as they study and learn how to use their skills in work and service. We are pleased that Liverpool Hope is a member of our CGE university group and all of the member Presidents send their wishes for a terrific year of celebration! May you continue to shine as a beacon for quality education and meaningful service to community, city and the world. Thank you for allowing us to light a Liverpool Hope Candle and be a part of this day.” – Consortium for Global Education
“We wish you a wonderful 175th birthday!” - VIVES University of Applied Sciences, Belgium
“Please receive our best wishes for your foundation day! We are thinking of you at this special occasion and hope that our collaboration will go on for many more years.” – Universite Catholique De L’Ouest, France
“We send along heartiest congratulations on your 175th year.” – Baylor University, Texas, US
“Congratulations on your 175th anniversary! We would love to help you in your celebrations.” - Point Loma Nazarene University, California, US