SDG 1 - No poverty

Nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, with a lack of food and clean water unfortunately killing thousands of people every day. Eradicating poverty will ensure that everyone will have the chance to live a productive and fulfilling life.

We are committed to ensuring that nobody should suffer from the effects of poverty. That’s why we’re supporting our students with the cost of living crisis, offering safe and warm spaces on campus. This sentiment is built into our Access and Participation Plan which aims to improve equality of opportunity for underrepresented groups to access, succeed in and progress from higher education and avoid poverty.

Key statistics

£2 million

We’ve committed over £2 million to students facing financial hardship during the cost of living crisis.

3,000 supported

In 2022/23, LJMU supported almost 3,000 students with financial support averaging around £700 per application.

Two reports

We developed guidance for financial literacy and inclusion and developed two reports that have been made available to credit unions including a Financial Education Handbook.

3,000 items

Over 3,000 items of recycled furniture and other equipment donated to hundreds of local groups.