Knowledge Quarter Liverpool reaches out to schools

A project to ‘inspire the next generation of innovators’ is launched today by Knowledge Quarter Liverpool. Tony McDonough reports

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Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter will welcome sixth form students. Picture by Christian Smith


Knowledge Quarter Liverpool (KQ Liverpool) today launches a new schools outreach programme in a bid to “inspire the next generation of innovators”.

Its Sixth Form into Science schools programme will see cohorts of local sixth form students from across Liverpool city region spend the day in the KQ Liverpool innovation district.

This willl offer them the opportunity to visit a number of the facilities and organisations located across the area which Is home to leading science and biotech businesses and organisations.

The purpose of the programme is to showcase the diverse mix of careers on offer within the innovation sector and to create tangible aspirations for local talent.

Students will visit the Digital Innovation Facility, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Centre for Snakebite Research and Interventions and the Royal College of Physicians at The Spine, giving an insight into daily working life in an innovation district.

Rachael Patterson, policy and marketing manager at KQ Liverpool, said: “We want our innovation district to be a playground for young people’s imagination. We will be opening previously unopened doors to make this happen.

“Being a better neighbour to our surrounding communities is a key part of KQ Liverpool’s 2025 Vision. This programme is just one initiative we are delivering to help ensure that opportunities within the innovation economy are opened up to all.”

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KQ Liverpool is a rapidly-changing part of Liverpool city centre. Colin Sinclair, chief executive of KQ Liverpool, added: “In just a few years Paddington Village in KQ Liverpool has risen from the ground, with organisations such as the Royal College of Physicians and digital bank Cashplus opening up their northern headquarters on the site.

“As the innovation district continues to develop and evolve, it is crucial that local communities benefit from its growth and ensure local students are fully aware of the opportunities available to them right on their doorstep.”

Students will have the opportunity to hear from professionals in a live working environment.They will be able to ask questions and gain a better understanding as to the many different routes that can lead to a career in the health and life sciences, tech, digital and creative sectors.”

If you’re interested in learning more about KQ Liverpool and the Sixth Form into Science schools programme get in touch by emailing

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