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John Moores University wins award for championing enterprise skills

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has been handed an award for its work promoting enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.

The institute was named among the recipients of the government’s 2016 Enterprising Britain Awards for ensuring business knowledge is championed across its curriculum.

LJMU’s Enterprise Educators’ Academe, which has trained and supported more than 300 academic staff since its formation two years ago, helped the university pick up an accolade in the Building Enterprise Skills category.

Vice-Chancellor of LJMU, Professor Nigel Weatherill (pictured), says: “This is a great achievement for LJMU’s Enterprise Educators’ Academe. Despite being created just two years ago, the academe has been successful in embedding enterprise throughout our curriculum so our students graduate with the skills that meet 21st century business demands.

“Being recognised by the government as a key player in economic growth reflects our modern civic approach to investing in the future of Liverpool’s business community and its place in the Northern Powerhouse. Moreover, this award reflects the quality of the teaching we deliver here which makes us a standout university of choice.”

Enterprise skills are embedded in more than 150 of the university’s degree programme pathways, reaching over 17,000 students.

LJMU was the only organisation in the North to win a prize at the Enterprising Britain Awards.