I M Marsh Campus
|I M Marsh Campus|
|Established||1900 as Liverpool Physical Training College|
|Location||Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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.
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.
- Learning Resource Centre
- Computer Resource Centre
- Science laboratories
- Design and Technology laboratories
- 25m swimming pool
- 2 Gymnasiums
- Climbing wall
- Fitness Suite
- Sports hall including 8 badminton courts, 2 basketball courts, five-a-side football pitches, Tennis Courts
- Hockey pitch sized all weather AstroTurf
- 3 Outdoor Netball courts, Tennis Courts
- Large Drama Studio
- The Egg Dance studio
- Sudley Dance studio
Notable Former Students
- Ian Usher (1982-1985 B.Ed (Outdoor Education)) - traveller, adventurer, writer and speaker. Sold "entire life" on eBay in 2008.
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.
- "Bidding begins on 'entire life'". BBC News. 22 June 2008. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
- "IM Marsh". LJMU News Update. LJMU. Retrieved 2011-03-30.