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Professor Shirley Congdon appointed Yorkshire Universities Chair

Professor Shirley Congdon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford, has been appointed as the new Chair of Yorkshire Universities (YU). Professor Congdon will take over from Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, whose term of office ends on 31 July 2020. Professor Congdon will be the first woman to take up the role.

YU’s response to the public consultation on the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal

Yorkshire Universities’ (YU) core mission is to strengthen the contribution of the higher education (HE) sector to place-based development, and to build strong and effective relationships with public, private and voluntary sector partners. Our members in West Yorkshire and the wider Leeds City Region play a vital role in the economic, social and cultural life of the region. In this letter, we provide some comments on the West Yorkshire Devolution Deal, which has been open to public consultation.

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Really looking forward to working with @SarahJubbWant of @sheffielduni in her role as the new Chair of the @YorkshireUnis Industrial Strategy Group. Massive thanks to @townsandrews for leading the Group during the past 2 years. #universities #Yorkshire #place

We are fortunate to have our excellent #WestYorkshire Universities. They make such an important contribution to our economy and to society. @HuddersfieldUni @UniversityLeeds @UniofBradford @LeedsTrinity @leedsbeckett @LeedsArtsUni @LeedsMusicDrama


The value of the city's universities simply cannot be overstated

Shirley Congdon: How Yorkshire's universities can help nurse the region back to health - literally
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