About

Our vision is for a just and sustainable world.

We believe learning about global issues and adopting innovative thinking and methods from around the world empowers us all to work for a more hopeful future.

Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive social change by sharing the benefits of global learning with as many people as possible.

How we do this

We partner with teachers, higher education institutions and organisations to offer engaging workshops, events and training on global issues and global learning methods.

We like to do things in an open, participatory way allowing people we work with to feel supported and their voices heard.

We believe learning is a life-long process and we strive to make global learning relevant to all ages.

What is global learning?

Global learning helps us make sense of our complex world and develop an awareness of the impact of our own actions on others. At Liverpool World Centre, our work focuses on issues such as climate change, globalisation and addressing inequalities. Global learning fosters:

  • critical and creative thinking
  • self-awareness and open-mindedness towards difference
  • understanding of global issues and the impact of actions on others
  • optimism and action for a better world

Liverpool World Centre is part of the Consortium of Development Education Centres (CODEC), allowing us to work with other not-for-profit organisations who share our mission to support and deliver global learning in schools and communities.

We believe learning is a life-long process and we strive to make global learning relevant to all ages.

Meet the team

  • Andrea Bullivant
    Andrea Bullivant
    Co-Director

    Andrea’s experience combines working for social justice in contexts including with asylum seekers/refugees, and training and facilitation with schools and universities. Increasingly, her role focuses on evaluation and making research relevant for practice.

  • Karen Wynne
    Karen Wynne
    Co-Director

    Karen plans and delivers our work with communities, strengthening engagement through sharing our participatory and creative approaches to social justice, facilitation and problem solving. Karen’s background is varied, but rooted in community and the arts.

  • Jacquie Ayre
    Jacquie Ayre
    Global Learning Lead for Schools

    Jacquie has over 30 years’ experience as a secondary school teacher and Faculty lead for Citizenship and PSHE in north-west England. At LWC, she works closely with schools to bring global learning to pupils of all ages.

  • Claire Ward
    Finance Manager

    Clare is our Finance Manager with over 20 years’ experience of managing not-for-profit finances. She has particular expertise in large project financing.

  • Joanne Holt
    Placement Coordinator

    Joanne has wide ranging experience in leading projects in the HE sector, alongside a varied CV of work in Liverpool's theatres and arts venues. She is currently co-ordinating placements for Liverpool Hope University BA Education and University of Liverpool Life Sciences students.

  • Fez
    Communications and Events Coordinator

    Fez leads all aspects of our communications work, as well as supporting our evaluation work, and ensuring the general smooth running of the office!

Our Trustees

  • Raymond Bissex

    Raymond is a chartered accountant and was a director of Liverpool World Shop. He has been responsible for the preparation of accounts and attending to company administration since joining Liverpool World Centre in 2003.

  • Frank Kennedy

    Originally a primary teacher, Frank has a M.Phil in Peace Studies. Frank was involved in setting up the Liverpool World Group – which later became LWC. After 11 years as Friends of the Earth’s Regional Campaigns Coordinator, he became an ESOL teacher and is now returning to primary school work.

  • James Kirk
    James Kirk

    James is the Managing Director of Liverpool-based communications company Kaleidoscope. He joined Liverpool World Centre as a trustee in 2020 and advises us on commercial and communications priorities across the organisation.

  • Dr Sara Parker (Chair)

    Sara is a lecturer in Development Participation and Education at Liverpool John Moores University. Sara recently founded a Community Interest Company, Fair Connections (Global) CIC, to develop materials and resources for the primary school curriculum on the topic of fair trade and Nepal.

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