Civic Policy Resources

Useful articles, reports and tools to support you to build connections and crossovers with government, and navigate through the latest developments in civic policy.

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In this section, you will find a range of resources to help you connect the civic missions of your university to government policy. You can find useful articles, reports and tools to support you to navigate and respond to the latest developments in civic policy.

Start with our civic policy mapping tool below, which aims to map some of the key policy ‘hooks’ of most relevance to ‘civic’ agendas, or browse through insightful reports, articles and policy briefings.

Latest tools & resources

Our most recent, updated and popular resources.

Civic Policy Mapping

This document aims to map some of the key policy ‘hooks’ of most relevance to ‘civic’ agendas, with the dual aim of helping institutions and their localities capitalise on the available opportunities as well as identifying potential government agendas of most relevance to universities’ civic mission.

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Network response to UKRI R&D Roadmap

The Government’s UK Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap aims to ensure the UK is the best
place in the world for scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs to live and work. It aims to help power
up our economic recovery and level up the UK.

Reflecting the importance of civic and place, drawing on members’ experiences, this document outlines the Network’s response to UKRI’s Consultation.

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Universities’ role in Levelling Up

Few people will assert that the first weeks of 2021 have unfolded as they imagined. But there are some policy announcements that are too important for delay.

The article argues that by explicitly referencing universities in the Levelling Up Guidance, it would facilitate the extension of universities’ civic role; and with established projects and partnerships developed, universities are ideally placed to extend this further to help level-up socially and economically disadvantaged towns.

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The Civic University & Coronavirus

A range of reports and articles focusing on how civic universities can respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The power of place in research and innovation

A range of reports and articles focusing the importance of place in the research and innovation agenda.

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