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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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Very productive meeting of the @NIHR_ARC_YH Strategy Board this morning - @YorkshireUnis members are playing a central role within this crucial research programme, which is more important than ever during a time of #COVID19

New @yorkshirepost's #PodsOwnCountry out this morning, this week with @obrienpeter72 from @YorkshireUnis on the challenges faced as students return in the age of coronavirus.

Listen here! http://bit.ly/PodsOwnCountry

It was great to speak with @nhenews recently about the importance of our #yhealth4growth work with @YHAHSN and @YorkshireUnis - #healthisthenewwealth @richarddstubbs @obrienpeter72 https://mag.nationalhealthexecutive.com/publication/?m=62920&i=673319&p=10

We've launched a 10-year plan to transform the North of England into the UK hub for green innovation and enterprise alongside a consortium of partners, contributing to the region’s overall ambition to become the nation’s first carbon negative region: http://ow.ly/aZlc50BtqRh