Liverpool Hope University is an ecumenical Christian Foundation founded in 1844 in Liverpool, England. Part of Liverpool Hope’s mission is to contribute to the educational, religious, cultural, social and economic life of Liverpool, Merseyside, the North-West and beyond. Liverpool Hope University’s website>>
International Service at LHU
Liverpool Hope University has a long tradition of global educational development work, providing opportunities for students and staff to share skills and knowledge with partner institutions overseas with the first feasibility studies taking place in Africa, South America and Mexico in 1982 and the first student placement in Mexico, 1983. One of Liverpool Hope University’s key partners in this work is SOS Children’s Villages, an organization that for more than fifty years has provided for children who have been abandoned or orphaned as a result of war, poverty, famine, HIV/AIDS or natural disasters. Hope staff and student volunteers provide support in terms of educational development for the teachers and pupils of the schools.
In order to provide students with resources to take a more active role in global development, Liverpool Hope University established the Service and Leadership Award. The Award provides students with the opportunity to graduate with recognition of service work that they have undertaken. The award is structured into four components: preparation and training; leadership; reflective practice and service to others. This award is an extra-curricular program involving knowledge, skills, community and international experiences and leadership opportunities, thereby equipping students for an international career if they so wish. Learn more>>
Centre for Widening Participation
This program aims to bring higher education within the reach of people who might not traditionally have considered a university or whose social or economic circumstances might prevent them from realizing their full potential. Hope works in partnership with the local education authorities, other universities, colleges and schools across Merseyside and beyond, to enable as many young people as possible to take advantage of higher education as part of their life-long learning. Read more>>
Global Hope provides international educational volunteering opportunities for staff and students of Liverpool Hope University in conjunction with the University’s international partners. Global Hope enables students and staff to take action as responsible global citizens and to lead educational activities in developing countries, thus participating in the promotion of a more just and sustainable world. Through the ever-increasing involvement of students and staff with Global Hope, collaboration with more partners has been possible, offering and sharing innovative approaches to teaching and learning. It started with the opening of the World Development Studies Centre in the early 1980s; the first feasibility studies took place in Africa, South America and Mexico in 1982. The first student placement was in Mexico, 1983. The vision of this work was to raise awareness of global problems through the active engagement with issues in the developing world by facilitating educational workshops led by Liverpool Hope University staff and supported by students. Since its inception, the program has grown to embrace working with a variety of partners across the globe in places as diverse as India, Malawi, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Romania and Brazil. Visit Global Hope’s website>>