The University of Liverpool is a public university based in the city of Liverpool, England. Founded as a college in 1881, it gained its royal charter in 1903 with the ability to award degrees and is also known to be one of the six original "red brick" civic universities. It comprises three faculties organized into 35 departments and schools.
Today, the university is home to around 25,000 students, including 7,000 international students from 127 countries, as well as 195,000 alumni and 6,000 staff.Its global focus has led the institution to establish a university in Suzhou near Shanghai, in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University, as well as a campus in London. The University is the largest provider of 100% online postgraduate degree courses in Europe with over 10,000 students studying for Liverpool degrees around the world. The university’s motto translates into English as ‘These days of peace foster learning’.
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As well as being the birthplace of the Beatles, the city of Liverpool also boasts the most number of museums and galleries in the UK outside of London, and was designated the European Capital of Culture in 2008.Facilities for fun are great (the student union building is the largest in the country), the cost of living is low, and there is a real commitment to opening access and to the local community.
Tung Chee-hwa – the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, now Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Dame Stella Rimington – former Director General of the UK’s national Security Service, MI5.
Rodney Chase CBE – former Group Chief Executive of BP now on the Board of Directors at Hess Corp. and Tesoro Corp.
Sir Maurice Flanagan KBE– was the founding CEO of Emirates and executive vice-chairman of The Emirates Group.
Sir Robin Saxby – former Chairman of ARM Holdings, now supporting business start-ups.
Dr Sanjay Jha – former CEO and Chairman of Motorola Motability, now CEO of GlobalFoundries.
Lewis Booth – former Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Ford Motor Company, now on the Board of Directors for Rolls Royce.
Keith Williams – former Executive Chairman of British Airways, non-executive director and deputy chairman of John Lewis and on the board of Aviva plc.
Philip Clarke – former Chief Executive of Tesco.
Colin Deverell Smith OBE – Chairman of Poundland Holdings Ltd, former Chief Executive of Safeway.