I M Marsh Campus

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I M Marsh Campus
Established 1900 as Liverpool Physical Training College
Type Public
Dean Kate Johnston
Location Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
53°22′13″N 2°55′14″W / 53.370214°N 2.9206°W / 53.370214; -2.9206Coordinates: 53°22′13″N 2°55′14″W / 53.370214°N 2.9206°W / 53.370214; -2.9206
Campus Urban
Website arsh/ www.ljmu.ac.uk/ecl/marsh

The IM Marsh Campus is a Liverpool John Moores University campus in south Liverpool. It is home to the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure (ECL) and around 2,000 students each year.

It currently houses the majority of the University's sporting facilities including: 25-metre swimming pool, sports hall, two gymnasiums, fitness suite, climbing wall, tennis courts, hockey astroturf and three large playing fields. All the facilities are operated by Marsh Sports.


The campus was founded in 1900 by Irene Mabel Marsh (hence the IM Marsh Campus) as a Physical Education Teacher Training college for Girls. The campus briefly became part of the University of Liverpool, then Liverpool Polytechnic, and eventually Liverpool John Moores University.

In 2011 the Vice Chancellor of JMU revealed the decision to close the campus.[citation needed]


Based in the green suburb of Aigburth in south Liverpool approximately four miles from the city centre, it is the only campus outside of the city centre. It is well connected to the city and the rest of the United Kingdom through three local train stations (Aigburth Station, Mossley Hill Station and West Allerton Station), several bus routes operated by Merseytravel, and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.


The I M Marsh Campus' swimming pool and sports hall

Notable former students[edit]

  • Ian Usher (1982–1985 B.Ed (Outdoor Education)) - traveller, adventurer, writer and speaker. Sold "entire life" on eBay in 2008.[1]

Student village[edit]

The campus has its own 'student village' including the Barkhill Court accommodation, refectory and the Students' Union shop.


On the 30th of March 2011, LJMU announced their intention to sell the campus and relocate the faculty of Education, Community and Leisure to the city centre.[2]


  1. ^ "Bidding begins on 'entire life'". BBC News. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "IM Marsh". LJMU News Update. LJMU. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 

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