Universities is an effective body for lobbying and responding to policy
development and an effective vehicle for pressing for change when appropriate.
Yorkshire Universities, external stakeholders - including government, MPs,
HEFCE, Local Enterprise Partnerships, and local authorities - are able to
engage with higher education in Yorkshire across mission groups and
responds to external consultations to make a case to government and other agencies
and seeks to ensure that the voice for higher education in Yorkshire influences
examples of advocacy and policy work
with national government and policy bodies (e.g. Universities UK) and the Local
Enterprise Partnerships in Yorkshire to inform the content of the next European
Structural Funds Programme and its operation in Yorkshire.
the Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire All Party Parliamentary Group to
showcase Yorkshire’s universities and alert MPs to issues most important to the
3. Developing a graduate employment campaign
highlighting the value of graduate talent to Yorkshire’s SMEs for boosting their
business growth and levels of innovation.