Supporting the Armed Forces

We recognise the value that serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to our institution and our country.

We signed the Armed Forces Covenant and pledged to the Armed Forces community that we are determined to bring about positive change and to better support this community.

We will do this through the work of our Armed Forces Champion and Armed Forces Steering Group who will ensure that we:

  • provide enhanced student and staff support 
  • create better pathways and awareness for veterans of routes into higher education
  • build and strengthen partnerships with organisations that work with military personnel, their families and veterans
  • pursue cross-faculty research and knowledge exchange opportunities
  • share good practice across all aspects of the university, and with decision making bodies and the wider general public

Explore the rest of our webpages and discover the breadth of work LJMU is undertaking to support the Armed Forces community.

“Around 10 million people in the UK form part of our Armed Forces community and each year tens of thousands of them require some sort of support services.”

“We know that there are people studying and working here at LJMU from this group, or who are considering joining us, be that as a teacher, researcher, student, or member of our support staff. We need to ensure that we are doing everything we can to better understand and address their needs.

“Under our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, and through the establishment of our steering group, I know that we can have a positive impact and become a leading example for an inclusive organisation which understands how veterans, reservists, cadets and their families can contribute to higher education, and society, and thrive through these opportunities.”

- Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark Power

The figure of 10 million people is taken from the definition of the Armed Forces Community in the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant.