The University of Cumbria supports activity that highlights our role in upgrading, driving economic growth and creating opportunities for everyone to live longer, more fulfilling lives.
UK Universities Get results values the role of universities in the economic and social recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Getting Results is a co-ordinated program of policy, media and digital activity that focuses on the significant difference universities can make to the UK government’s upgrading agenda through their teaching, research, innovation and community partnerships and commercial.
As part of his Around 2030 strategy, the vision of the University of Cumbria is to transform lives and livelihoods by providing an inspiring, inclusive and accessible higher education to students and the communities it serves for generations to come.
As part of this strategic vision, the University of Cumbria is working with partners on plans to create two new campuses in Carlisle and Barrow and establish joint entry for graduates medicine School in North Cumbria with Imperial College London. The Carlisle Citadels campus will also include a new Business Exchange Center and a Digital Transformation Center.
Recently, personalities from Higher Education Policy Institute visited the university to learn more about how its local and employer partnerships are working to meet the need for higher level skills in the region. The university’s plans for a new campus in Wheelbarrow also feature in a national report on the role of modern universities in the upgrading programme.
The #GettingResults campaign follows new data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency showing that graduate start-ups created more than 10,000 new jobs in 2020/21 alone despite the onset of the pandemic. In total, 15,793 active graduate companies are estimated to have created 46,723 jobs – up from 35,637 jobs in twelve months – as well as new products and services across the country.
The week of #GettingResults activity, July 4-11, will include the launch in parliament of the Leveling Up Universities Coalition Academic Best Practices White Paper which describes upgrade examples in action and a All-Party Parliamentary Academic Group The meeting will discuss how universities can accelerate and accelerate leveling.
A series of films are being launched to show that it’s not just students whose lives are being changed for the better by universities. They feature the university’s social enterprise bakery that puts locals to work, graduates who mentor local school children, the university’s math school that teaches sixth graders, and a mother who turned retrained in college so she can help others as a mental health nurse.
Results Week comes as the University of Cumbria prepares to celebrate its Class of 2022 summer graduates, with graduation ceremonies taking place at Carlisle Cathedral from July 19-21.
The University of Cumbria has one of the best rates in the UK for graduate employment and leads in the North West with 96% of students gaining employment or continuing their education within 15 months of graduation. graduation.
The university is also ranked in the top 41% of universities in the world for social and economic impact, according to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.
A recent study by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance also ranked the university third in the north for students wishing to start or run a business and fifth in the country for graduates who went on to take on management positions.
Professor Julie Mennell DL, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cumbria, said: ‘We are absolutely committed to having a positive impact on our students, to increasing higher education participation in our county, to meeting the need for higher level skills, sectors and places in Cumbria and our region.
“We cannot do this alone and by continuing to work with business, civic and other partners, we will better equip our students, graduates and communities to thrive and prosper for generations to come.
“Examples include collaborations and partnerships related to our Carlisle Citadels campus project, Cumbria Medial School with Imperial College and the Barrow Learning Quarter with BAE Systems. All with a strong focus on working with employers to co-design and implement programs, in key areas of national and local demand such as supply chain and logistics, advanced manufacturing , project management, business and cybersecurity, and health and social care.”
Professor Steve West CBE, President of Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristolsaid:
“We fully support the aspirations of the UK Government to level up to spread opportunity and prosperity more widely. The speed of change at the top level will be faster with universities at the heart of communities and at the center of local collaboration. The number of new jobs created by graduate companies since the start of the pandemic shows how important universities and their students are for economic growth.Given the challenges of Covid and the difficult financial and global situation, it is more important than ever before that the government provide the right conditions for universities to fully support business growth and skills development for all learners to create a healthier, wealthier and fairer Britain.
Former Secretary of Education, the Right Honorable Justine Greening, is President of the Upgrade Coalition:
“Entrepreneurship is a key part of upgrading that is often overlooked; in our Coalition for University Upgrading, we have seen excellent examples of institutions encouraging entrepreneurship and, therefore, the growth of the local economy. Universities play a crucial role in providing opportunities to students who need them most, but they have a much wider social impact through job creation, research, procurement and more. Again.
“Moving forward, there is a huge opportunity to develop the role that universities play as anchor institutions in communities across the UK. There is no doubt in my mind that our universities should be central to the UK’s upgrade plans.”
MP Daniel Zeichner, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group, said:
“Universities continue to be a great success story in the UK, boosting local economies, transforming lives and fostering understanding between local communities and students and researchers around the world. Celebrating this success, highlighting the positive work that is done on a daily basis at every university is the best way to ensure continued progress and to ensure that opportunities are available to more and more people, regardless of age or background.