Our guest speaker for February was Prof Nigel Weatherill, Vice Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, with whom Mersey Maritime has signed a groundbreaking partnership agreement to create a Global Maritime Knowledge Hub on Merseyside. LJMU, in the form of Liverpool Nautical College, was established in 1892 and is the UK’s second oldest nautical institution.
Prof Weatherill spoke about The Role of a Modern Civic University in the Business Economy. LJMU has strategic imperatives to support and serve its communities, be an anchor in the City and Region, and to support its partners in the delivery of shared aims and ambitions. The presentation provided an overview on how the university is delivering these strategic imperatives and, in particular, how LJMU is working within the Mersey Maritime partnership.