Greater Manchester universities have leading role in nation's recovery from pandemic

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Greater Manchester universities are supporting Universities UK’s economic and social recovery campaign #GettingResults to help people and businesses recover from the wide-ranging damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.


New research published today by Universities UK (UUK), ‘Universities and the UK’s economic recovery: an analysis of future impact’, which was compiled by the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE), predicts that over the next five years universities in the north west of England will:

  • Provide support to businesses and charities worth over £1.1 billion.
  • Give over 13,000 years’ worth of upskilling and training to businesses and charities.
  • Help 2,515 new businesses and charities to be formed.
  • Train almost 30,000 nurses, 7,000 medics, and 27,000 teachers

It comes as UUK launches #GettingResults - a campaign to put universities at the heart of the economic and social recovery - with a renewed commitment from universities to do even more to reach out to new partners locally and nationally and deliver even greater impact than currently estimated.

Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, Universities UK’s President, said: "By working closely with their partners, including local government and employers, universities will play a vital role in the UK's post-Covid recovery. Together, they can contribute significantly to future economic success and improve lives. Moving forward it is important that employers fully take advantage of universities’ support and develop productive relationships so the nation can bounce back stronger from the pandemic.”

You can find out more about how Greater Manchester’s universities are #GettingResults by visiting this website. 

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