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A message from our Vice-Chancellor

Since becoming Vice-Chancellor, I have continued to be inspired by the staff, students and alumni I’ve met who make up our University community.

Our current focus is the development of our new University strategy, leading up to the celebration of our 150th anniversary in 2031. You can read more about our plans and my thoughts about my alma mater on page 20.

Civic pride is, rightfully, at the heart of our work and was highly visible in May this year when the University celebrated the city’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine, with our own unique celebrations. We also marked our incredibly important partnership with Sumy State University, which you can read more about on page 11.

The University of Liverpool is proud to offer an unrivalled student experience, and we are recognised for our outstanding work in widening participation and student employability. These are all areas I have been proud to witness as an alumnus, and now feel privileged to lead as Vice-Chancellor. Our new Future Goals campaign will provide opportunities for so many more young people to aspire to come to university. You can read more about it on page 22.

The University reinforced its place as a world leading research institution in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, and our academics continue to strive towards truly ground-breaking discoveries. You can read more about Dr Stefania Soldini’s research into asteroids, on page 16.

A number of our former student entrepreneurs, whose business ideas have been supported and nurtured by the Careers team as well as our alumni mentors, are now blazing a trail as graduates. Read more about their successes on page 38.

Finally, it was my pleasure to travel to Hong Kong and the United States this spring to meet with alumni. I would like to thank those alumni for a very warm welcome, and continued support for the University.

Our new Chancellor, alumna Judge Wendy Beetlestone, will be joining me at this summer’s graduation ceremonies to welcome our new graduates to the alumni community. I hope to see some of you there, and I look forward to meeting many more of our community in the years to come.

Professor Tim Jones


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