NINJ HE activities report draft (May 2010)
Produced as part of NWUA’s work for ‘New Industry,
New Jobs’ this working draft details North West HEI strengths in relation to research centres,
skills provision, projects, infrastructure and other related activities.
The document includes the following sectors; low carbon, ultra low carbon vehicles,
digital Britain, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, advanced manufacturing (including aerospace,
composites, industrial biotechnology, plastics electronics), professional and financial services,
engineering construction, and industrial opportunities in an ageing society.
Universities UK: ‘Making an Economic Impact: Higher Education and the English Regions’ (2010)
Universities UK published the report ‘Making an Economic Impact: Higher
Education and the English Regions’ on the 15th June 2010 to coincide with Universities Week.
The report highlights the importance of the North West’s fourteen universities to both the regional
and national economy. The press release can be viewed
No City Left Behind? The geography of the recovery (July 2010)
This report, written by The Work Foundation, focuses on how the UK’s cities are expected to recover from the recession. It gives significant support to universities and emphasises the importance of their role in our cities’ recoveries to 2020. Skills and innovation are regarded as playing a vital role in the recovery, and cities with wide skills bases and centres of innovation likely to be amongst the strongest to recover. It also argues that the private sector should, and will, be the main driver for economic recovery, meaning that areas of high public sector employment are likely to face further challenges with regards to employment.
A Longitudinal Evaluation of the North West Higher Level Skills Partnership - Phase Two
Interim Evaluation Report (2010)
In mid-April 2009, NWUA commissioned The KSA Partnership to undertake a
longitudinal evaluation study to clarify how and in what ways the Higher Level Skills Partnership is
making a positive contribution to skills agenda in the North West.
The report draws on eight semi-structured interviews with regional partners.
Longitudinal Impact Study of the NW HLSP - Phase One Evaluation Report (2009)
In April 2009 NWUA appointed the KSA Partnership to undertake a longitudinal impact
study on the NW Higher Level Skills Partnership. The study looks at the impact of the
NW HLSP on providers, partners, employers and employees (learners) and will be ongoing
until the end of the project in March 2011. Phase one is now complete and focuses on
the impact on HEIs / FECs and partners. The Executive Summary of the Phase One
Evaluation Report can be downloaded here