Yorkshire Universities publishes New Strategy on Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire Universities, the representative body for universities and higher education institutions in Yorkshire and The Humber, has today published a new Strategy, which will ‘champion’ Yorkshire as the UK’s premier region to live, work and study.

The new 2022-25 Strategy, which is underpinned by a shared vision of the power and potential of Yorkshire and its global connections, has four key priorities:

  1. Promoting the value of higher education to society, culture and the economy.
  2. Championing Yorkshire knowledge and skills.
  3. Championing civic leadership in Yorkshire.
  4. Brokering and leading partnerships.

Professor Karen Bryan OBE, Chair of Yorkshire Universities, said:

“We are delighted to launch this new Strategy on Yorkshire Day. In these uncertain and challenging times, the Strategy presents a clear framework for how universities in Yorkshire will work closer together and with partners to champion opportunity and aspiration for the common good. We are determined to use our combined voice to help change our region for the better.”

Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, said:

“Through the new Strategy, Yorkshire Universities will actively support our members’ collective ambitions around skills, infrastructure and innovation, which are the vital ingredients to produce a more productive, prosperous and successful region.”

Download the YU 2022-25 Strategy here (opens in new tab).

Notes to Editors

Yorkshire Universities has a shared commitment to strengthen the contribution of universities and higher education institutions to the economic, social and civic well-being of people and places in Yorkshire. Its members are: Leeds Arts University; Leeds Conservatoire; Leeds Beckett University; Leeds Trinity University; Sheffield Hallam University; University of Bradford; University of Huddersfield; University of Hull; University of Leeds; University of Sheffield; University of York; and York St John University.



Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director

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Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director

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I was fortunate enough to be able to take time out over the festive period to pause, recharge the batteries and spend some quality time with the family. During the past two weeks I did, however, keep one eye on the latest stories in relation to the new government’s plans for local and regional development following the Conservative Party’s victory in last month’s General Election. In particular, a couple of news items caught my attention, both of which relate directly to YU’s strategic objective of ensuring that the higher education sector collectively in Yorkshire plays a stronger role in attracting more investment and greater prosperity to the region.

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