Liverpool Hope University With a history extending more than 170 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. Liverpool Hope has two main teaching campuses. Hope Park is situated in a leafy suburb of Liverpool and is a mini educational village. The Creative Campus in Liverpool city centre is the home to our creative and performing arts subjects. Both campuses have seen major investment over the last five years, so traditional architecture now sits beside contemporary buildings and facilities. The University places great emphasis on the bringing together of research excellence and top-quality teaching. This is facilitated by a community of academics and scholars who are of the highest calibre. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop into rounded and employable graduates who can take their place confidently as global citizens in the 21st century. The excellent academic record of our students is supported by pastoral care and, as one of Britains smaller universities, Liverpool Hope values the individual - in the words of Cardinal Newman knowing her children one by one. Care, concern and support for students are always a priority. As the only ecumenical university foundation in Europe the Universityâs work has been shaped by Christian principles but embraces those of all faiths and none. Research Research is a central part of Liverpool Hope Universityâs academic life and vision. It sustains and renews intellectual vitality within the staff and student academic community and plays an important role in the creation of a vibrant learning and teaching environment. Hope collaborates with a range of external research partners both within the business and community Sectors, as well as other Universities both nationally and internationally. â¢ The Revd Professor Kenneth G.C. Newport â¢ Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) â¢ Areas of Research Strength â¢ Drama, Dance & Performance Studies â¢ Education â¢ English â¢ Geography â¢ History & Politics â¢ Mathematics & Computer Science â¢ Music â¢ Psychology â¢ Social Work, Care and Justice â¢ Social Science â¢ Sport & Health Sciences Statistics The college made an application to become a university which was submitted in September 2004. The Privy Council approved the title "Liverpool Hope University" in July 2005, granting full university status under the leadership of Gerald J. Pillay, who is now the universitys Vice-Chancellor & Rector. On 25 January 2006, Baroness Cox, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, was installed as the universitys Foundation Chancellor. On 16 July 2013, The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank was installed as the universitys second Chancellor. In September 2007 work was completed on the student services building, named the Gateway to Hope. The building draws together all of the universitys student services such as Registry, Accommodation Offices and the newly launched Student Success Zone. In January 2009 work began on a new Â£7.5m Centre for Music, Performance and Innovation at the Hopes Cornerstone campus. The centre was officially opened in March 2010. In March 2009, the university awarded Vasily Petrenko, Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, an honorary doctorate and made him a Visiting Professor of Music. The universitys Â£8.5m Eden Building on the universitys Hope Park campus opened in October 2010. The centre consists of a lecture theatre, meeting space, offices and seminar and teaching rooms grouped around an internal street atrium. In 2010 the Creative Campus was completed with the opening of The Capstone, a new Music Teaching building and performance venue which includes the Hope Theatre concert hall and Angel Field, a new garden with an outdoor performance area.