Our latest webinar was to coincide with the UPP Foundation launch of two reports on the role of Universities in the ‘levelling up’ agenda, and on addressing the forthcoming employment crisis.

Introduced by Richard Brabner, Director of UPP Foundation the webinar included a presentation of the findings of both reports by Jonathan Simons, Director at Public First, before our expert panel provided their insight into the role of Universities in the levelling up agenda.

The panel included:

RT HON Chris Skidmore MP – Former Minister for Universities

Professor Judith Petts CBE – Vice Chancellor, University of Plymouth

Richard Calvert – Deputy Vice Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University

Angela Foulkes – Chief Executive and Principal, The Sheffield College

The recording is available to watch below

Webinar outputs

Copies of the UPP Foundation reports and slides used during the webinar are available to download below. Many questions were asked during the webinar, answers to these will be available in due course.

download event slides
UPP Foundation reports

Other resources

During the chat, links to other resources were mentioned. These are provided below:

Policy mapping tool:  Aimed at helping universities to connect the civic mission to different strands of govt policy from the Civic University. Available here

Times Higher Education Article Is University expansion ‘sucking the brains’ out of UK Towns