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Regional Engagement

Civic University Agreements

The University of Exeter is in the process of establishing 3 Civic University Agreements with Exeter, Cornwall and Devon and Torbay. These Agreements will establish how the University will work in partnership with other anchor institutions in the region to help find solutions for society’s most pressing problems.

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Civic University Agreement Exeter

The anchor partners of the Exeter University Agreement are:

  • University of Exeter
  • Exeter City Council
  • Exeter College
  • Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Civic University Agreement Exeter recognises that the University is fundamentally linked to the place and people of Exeter. At the heart of this Agreement is a belief that partnership is the catalyst that sets progress in motion. Partnerships within our City are now more important than ever, as we seek to ensure a thriving yet sustainable economy, healthy and happy people, a vibrant culture and a spirit that connects us all with a pride of place and a determination to keep moving forward together.

Our missions present clear calls to action for the University and our partners:

Support the sustainable and inclusive growth of the city

Innovate towards a sustainable low-carbon economy for the City of Exeter

Build a city of aspiration and opportunity

Support an ambitious culture and tourism offer

Enhance the health and wellbeing of our citizens

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Lindsey Anderson, Regional Engagement Manager

Exeter Community Panel

The Exeter Community Panel is helping us to embed the broader community voice in the University’s CUA activities. The Panel comprises local residents who help us to identify local issues, challenges and opportunities and provides a community perspective on a range of university plans and activities. The panel also offers objective opinions on ideas, initiatives and partnerships and helps us set priorities for, and review Community Fund applications.

Formed in 2022, following an open invitation to residents across the city, the Panel is Chaired by the University’s Senior Vice President, Registrar and Secretary, and meets three times a year.

If you’d like to get involved or simply hear more, please get in touch by emailing

Civic University Agreement Cornwall

The anchor partners of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly University Agreement are:

  • University of Exeter
  • Falmouth University
  • Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly
  • Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board (ICB)

This civic strategy brings the two universities together with the councils and the ICB to work in collaboration to support Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s growth and prosperity.

Through the Agreement, the universities will explore with local partners how their facilities and specialist resources, teaching and skills, and research and knowledge exchange can be leveraged for the benefit of the region’s businesses and communities.

The Agreement identifies four priority areas for action, aligned with Together We Can: The Cornwall Plan 2020-50, which was shaped with the input of thousands of local residents. The priorities are:

  • Green Futures
  • Healthy Futures
  • Fair Futures
  • Creative Futures

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Dr Kara Bogus, Head of IIB, Cornwall

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Devon County Civic University Agreement

The University of Exeter and Devon County Council are working together as partners through our Devon County Civic University Agreement, to support Devon to be a thriving, sustainable and prosperous place to live and work. In so doing this agreement recognises that health, education, culture, environment, and economy are all intertwined.

To begin with this agreement will focus on three specific areas that support this overarching mission:

  • Thriving futures for young people
  • Innovation and skills for a sustainable future
  • Carbon considered housing for all

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Lindsey Anderson, Regional Engagement Manager

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