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12.45 Sheffield Hallam University and the Education Policy Institute

Manchester Central : Central 8

Universities: the key to regional and national prosperity?

What role can universities play in supporting their regions and the UK economy? And what needs to change with the relationship between HE and FE?


Building on the government’s Industrial Strategy, it is essential that we put universities, students, and research at the heart of the UK’s economic vision. What can universities provide their communities and regions through strategic interaction with local businesses, job creation, and supply of graduates? What wider role can they play in supporting national prosperity? And considering the post-18 education review, what needs to change with the relationship between higher and further education?

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