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Our #GettingResults campaign aims to put universities at the heart of the economic and social recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Their partnerships with businesses, charities, local government, and other partners across the UK are creating thousands of jobs, new businesses, and prosperity.

A new report by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE) predicts that over the next five years universities will:
  • Provide £11.6 billion worth of support and services to small enterprises, businesses, and not-for-profits.
  • Help launch 21,700 new companies and charities.
  • Train 191,000 nurses, 84,000 medical specialists and 188,000 teachers.
Read the full report here and view the report’s UK-wide data here

See just a few examples of how university partnerships are making a difference:
 As part of the #GettingResults campaign, universities are renewing their commitment to work closely with a wide range of organisations and seek out new partnerships nationally and locally, to deliver even greater impact than they currently do.
This work is being led by Universities UK’s Economic and Social Recovery Taskforce, chaired by Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor at Newcastle University.
Read more about their work. 

How you can support the campaign


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Universities boosting academic skills and wellbeing of Year 13s

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​Universities are stepping up efforts to support the education and wellbeing of Year 13s transitioning to higher education this autumn.

University partnerships will help UK build back better faster

27 May 2021
​A new report is predicting that thousands of jobs, new businesses, and prosperity will be created across the UK through university collaborations with employers, local government, and other partners.


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Reflecting on his role as chairperson of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Economic Covid-19 Recovery Board, Professor Zahir Irani outlines why universities must play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

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We are together: students supporting the national effort against Covid-19

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Over the past year, staff and students at UK universities have played a vital role in fighting Covid-19 through research and supporting their local communities. Here, three students from across the UK share their stories.