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Once a local polytechnic and the amalgamation of a Mechanics Institute, Schools of Arts, Midwifery and Pharmacy to name a few, the Further and Higher Education Act granted the institution university status in 1992. Sir John Moores’ name was adopted in honour of the crucial role he played in developing Liverpool’s social and economic landscape, further immortalising his legacy. Yet his association with the University pre-dates this happening, in 1987 he was recognised as the Polytechnic’s first Honorary Fellow and members of his family have since been involved with the University. Liverpool John Moores’ prides itself on four values: community, courage, inclusivity and being student focussed.  These values have transpired from John Moores’ approach to running his businesses which not only had a transformational effect on the betting and shopping industry respectively, but for the people who worked for them. Perhaps the same can be said for the University... 

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