Economic Impact

Our aim is for universities to know their economic footprint and their impact on local communities and the lives of learners. This theme explores the need for joint economic strategies with local partners, which reflect shared priorities with achievable targets for change, how universities can use their employment and spending power to support their local economy and people, and how they can measure progress on reducing local inequalities.

Civic Impact Framework

The Civic University Network team has developed a Civic Impact Framework which aims to enable universities to engage in conversations with colleagues and partners about what a truly civic university might look like and what the journey might involve.

Economic impact is one of the seven domains of the Civic Impact Framework and key questions are:

  • How could our university’s work create more prosperous places and address and reduce economic inequality?
  • What impact is it having now?
  • Can we articulate and promote a coherent vision of a flourishing local economy in partnership with local stakeholders?

Previous events

Session recordings of previous events related to the Economic Impact theme with related resources are downloadable via the Background Reading buttons..

18th May 2021 – CiviCon21 | The Contribution of Universities to Inclusive Regional Growth

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