Supporting graduates to stay and thrive in Yorkshire

Universities in Yorkshire undertake significant work to support students through their studies, and as they move into and beyond graduation. The most successful regions are those able to attract and retain large numbers of graduates. These places prioritise improving graduate utilisation within the labour market to encourage and enable more students and graduates to achieve employment and career success.

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Sustainability at the heart of higher education institutions across Yorkshire – new report reveals today

Sustainability is at the heart of higher education institutions across Yorkshire – a new report published today reveals. The new Yorkshire Universities guide also highlights how the commitment across the region’s HE sector to collaborate with external partners and embrace Service Learning was enabling students to obtain “real world opportunities” to use their skills and help address …

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Yorkshire Universities’ Five Key Asks ahead of the Mayoral Elections in Yorkshire

Five Key Asks from the 2024 Mayoral Elections in Yorkshire  Twelve universities and higher education institutions in Yorkshire today issued a powerful open letter to the region’s mayoral election candidates outlining five ‘key asks’ to ensure the county is a place to “invest, live, work and learn”.  Ahead of mayoral elections on 2 May 2024, …

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Our sleeves are rolled up to help make Yorkshire healthier and wealthier

This op-ed was originally published online by Northern Agenda on 26 February 2024 Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director of YU I passionately believe a more productive, more prosperous, and more resilient, Yorkshire, should be founded on​ creating and sustaining a healthier population and workforce of today and tomorrow – and universities have a crucial​ role …

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Devolving powers key to tackling ‘burning platform’ of health and economic inequalities  – says new white paper

Devolving health powers and investment to local areas is key to tackling a “burning platform” of health and economic inequalities between Yorkshire and other parts of the UK, according to a powerful white paper published today. The white paper argues that meaningful devolution that allows local leaders to lead is the best way to tackle …

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Yorkshire is a paradox of world class assets and widening inequalities

This op ed was originally published online by Yorkshire Post on 19 February 2024: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/yorkshire-is-a-paradox-of-world-class-assets-and-widening-inequalities-dr-peter-obrien-4520710 Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director of YU Yorkshire has a truly world renowned brand – a fantastic region, full of potential, vibrant culture and great assets – not least the 12 higher education institutions who make up Yorkshire Universities. But …

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Trailblazing Yorkshire-based project linking academics with policymakers and communities awarded £5m funding

A trailblazing Yorkshire-based project, which includes a new data portal giving communities vital information, and major climate change initiative, has secured £5m funding. The project, the only one to be funded in England, and one of just four in the UK to be awarded UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) investment, will be delivered between now …

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Press Release: ‘Improving Graduate Employability in Yorkshire’  

Universities in Yorkshire undertake significant work to support students through their studies, and as they move into and beyond graduation. The most successful regions are those able to attract and retain large numbers of graduates. These places prioritise improving graduate utilisation within the labour market to encourage and enable more students and graduates to achieve employment and career success.

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Yorkshire Universities obtains £20k funding for a regional sustainability service-learning pilot

Yorkshire Universities (YU) has been awarded £20,000 funding by the UPP Foundation to pilot a regional sustainability service-learning project. Ours is one of the eight pilot initiatives the UPP Foundation invested over £160,000 in. Funding was awarded to schemes which support student and graduate success for disadvantaged and underrepresented groups, and for initiatives which support …

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