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Understanding the University Sector

  1. 1. Presentation for SW Forum / USW event 27th November 2012
  2. 2. Universities South West Realising potential through partnership Dr Deborah Watson
  3. 3. 4 aspects of a University• Undergraduates • Post Graduates• Post Graduates • Post Docs• CPD • Blueskies Teaching Research • R&D Widening Business Access Engagement• Schools •Ideas• Adult Learners •Commercial• Retention •Highly skilled• Job success employees
  4. 4. Current Policies...Oh, where to start...?
  5. 5. 10 Questions...1. How many Universities How many... in SW England? 6. students?2. Name them all. 7. international students?3. Uni Research income? 8. staff employed?4. Annual economic 9. attended free University impact in the SW of public lectures in 2009 Unis? 10. attended chargeable5. What % of students performance arts events are under 21? in 2009
  6. 6. What’s in a name?….
  7. 7. SW 13 Employ Teach £210m Turnover Economic Unis 22,000 165,000 on £1.7 Impactin the SW staff students Research billion £3.5 billion Economic impact of Universities
  8. 8. How do students study?Where do students come from?
  9. 9. The student mix...56% ofstudents areFemale7% of SWstudents getDisabilitySupportAllowance
  10. 10. And where do the students go? 37% of employees in the Voluntary Sector in 2010 were qualified to degree level, this compares to 40% in the public sector and 21% in the private sector.
  11. 11. For public good... • Olympics project (Relays) used 8,000 student Volunteers, and over 435,000 people attended our eventsVolunteering • Every year approximately 67,000 students volunteer with a charity in the UK • Over 40,000 people a year attended free University public lectures in the SWFree Public Lectures • Nearly 25,000 people attend chargeable University performance arts eventsPerformance in the SW Arts
  12. 12. Social Impact of UniversitiesGoing to Community Future Leaders engagedUniversity Diverse staff & Better Educated Improved student population citizens Society
  13. 13. Social impact of Universities 4 SW Universities R&D leading are in the to new UK top10 Developing green for being socially and technologies ‘Green’ environmentThought -ally awareleaders students - ‘CSR’ in the curriculum
  14. 14. University Business Services• Access to highly skilled employees • Student & Graduate placements • Graduate recruitment • Training and CPD for your own staff• Access to new ideas & technologies • Research & Development, Consultancy • Facilities and equipment • Networking• Access to commercial opportunities • Technology licensing, IP support, spin-outs, incubation space and science parks all provide new opportunities for your business
  15. 15. Innovation Vouchers £3-10k business-led projects – 40% ERDF subsidy = only 60%normal cost to business focus on innovation – leading to new products and services £2.3m of IVs – to support c200 SMEs in the SW (ex. Cornwall) Started 01 October 2012 until 2015 First port of call: www.usw.ac.uk/business
  16. 16. Get an Innovation Voucher Complete application Get approvalHave a good idea! Use support team? form (usually 3 days) Use the Innovation Voucher Pick provider Do project (6 + 6 weeks) (6 months, exceptionally 9) Get the £ subsidy Complete project reports Evidence spend
  17. 17. www.gradsouthwest.com Your graduate recruitment service – run inpartnership with all Universities in the South West. Unlocking Business Potential a £2.2m graduate placement programme currently under development
  18. 18. • 120 x 6 - 9 months graduate placements to do an innovation development project• Recruitment support to find your graduate• Project and mentoring support for the graduate• Salary contribution
  19. 19. • Project Scoping • Specialist skills and • Recruitment Support experience • Project Support • £200 per month mentor support per placement Business Development Mentoring ManagerSupportPackage Financial Training • 20% contribution to salary (Min £16,000 • Business Skills Training per annum pro rata) • Networking • Sign posting to other innovation support
  20. 20. Universities South West Innovation Centre Rennes Drive Exeter, EX4 4RN 01392 241301deborah.watson@universitiessouthwest.ac.uk www.universitiessouthwest.ac.uk/business

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