Liverpool John Moores University is a publicresearch university in the city ofLiverpool, England with more than 24,000 students — 20,410 undergraduate students and 4,270 postgraduate students, making it the largest university in Liverpool by student population – as well as being the twentieth largest in the United Kingdom. The university can trace its origins to the Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts, established in 1823 making it a contestant as the third-oldest university in England; this later merged to become Liverpool Polytechnic. In 1992, following an Act of Parliament the Liverpool Polytechnic became what is now Liverpool John Moores University. It is a member of the University Alliance, a mission group of British universities which was established in 2007 and the European University Association.
The university is based primarily on three campuses: City Campus, housing buildings from many faculties in and around Liverpool city centre; Mount Pleasant Campus, close to the city centre, home to the faculty of Business and Law; I M Marsh Campus, in Aigburth housing the Education, Community and Leisure faculty.