LJMU Graduates Get Better Jobs

EFQM
8 July 2013

Liverpool John Moores University - United Kingdom

EFQM's 2011 Award Prize in "Building Partnerships"

"Subjecting your organisation to a full EFQM Award Assessment is a really rewarding challenge, and whilst recognition for what you are achieving is nice, the most valuable part of the process is having a team of internationally respected Assessors give you a comprehensive feedback report on which you can base your improvement programme." 
Paul Evans, Strategy Management Director

Background

Since becoming a university in 1992, the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has grown substantially, in line with the policy of successive governments, to extend the scope and accessibility of higher education in the UK.  They currently have 2,590 employees.

LJMU recognises that to maintain this growth, they must forge strong partnerships, both within the UK and overseas.

Benefits of implementing the EFQM Excellence Model

  • LJMU achieved a financial surplus for 3 consecutive years, exceeding their forecast budget.
  • LJMU graduates get better jobs. The average salary in 2010 for LJMU graduates was £21,800; £1,300 higher than the UK average (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2010).
  • The World of Work Program is recognised by the UK Government as best practice in ensuring future student employability.
  • The number of students applying for courses at LJMU has increased by 50% since 2002.

Liverpool John Moores University received a Prize for "Building Partnerships" in the EFQM Excellence Awards 2011.