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New CAPE Regional Development Fellow with Yorkshire Universities

Yorkshire Universities (YU) is delighted to welcome the appointment of Dr Richard Whittle, as the first Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) Regional Development Fellow. Starting on 1 July, Richard will work with YU, the Place-based Economic Recovery Network (PERN) and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to lead an innovative project tasked with strengthening the use and application of university research to inform public policy in West Yorkshire.

Graduates, Jobs and Levelling Up Yorkshire

Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director

Last week, the Queen’s Speech set out the government’s legislative programme for the next session of Parliament, with two bills in particular likely to have a direct impact on the higher education system. In this blog, I frame my comments around the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, which is situated alongside the government’s commitment to ‘Level Up’ the regions, and in particular the proposal, as set out in the Queens Speech, to bring more jobs and training to people where they live.

 

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Great to hear from fellow metro mayors @MayorofGM and @MetroMayorSteve today in Bradford to begin development of a Fair Work Charter for the region.

Policy & Research Officer with @YorkshireUnis (closing date for applications 13 August) https://wonkhe.com/job/policy-research-officer/ via @wonkhe

What a week!

📢See the highlights and developments we pick for you in the YU Digest: https://bit.ly/YUDigest29

Including:
📝the MoU with @YHCouncils https://bit.ly/YHCMoU

📝 details of the YU Research & Policy Officer vacancy! https://bit.ly/YUPROfficer

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