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Regional Engagement

Our work in South West England

We work with many enterprises and organisations across the region and across almost all themes and topics. Below are some highlights with contacts for further information.


Our engagement activities are wide ranging. In much of our research, we work closely with businesses, regional and national government and agencies, the NHS, voluntary, community, social enterprise and creative sectors. Our student placements are across sectors, regions, countries, and nations. We influence policy and practice. We’re involved in public engagement in its many forms.

Our Regional Engagement Strategy will be underpinned by nine Engagement goals, reflecting the breadth of our current engagement, but also new ambitions which enhance our impact.

Clean and Inclusive Economy


With our partners in the South West we will increase the productivity of regional businesses, grow new jobs and support sustainable growth.

Contact

Joe Pearce (Regional Business Support through SETsquared Exeter)

Alex Huke (Environment and Clean Growth)

Social Benefit


We aim to be a civic university that is embedded in its community and make a positive contribution to our region, working within our various diverse communities, addressing issues of inequality.

Contact

Lindsey Anderson (Regional Engagement)

Health and Wellbeing


Through partnerships we promote the health and wellbeing of our regional communities, enhance public health and health services delivery, and support the health-economy.

Contact

Michelle Spillar (Data, Tech, Health Sector Manager)

Hannah Williams (Impact and Partnership Manager)

Regional to Global


We use our global reach to improve the international connectivity of our region to ideas, innovation and international trade.

Contact

Joe Pearce (Regional Business Support through SETsquared Exeter)

Dr Andrew Dean (Regional Impact Projects and Programmes)

 

Environment and Climate Emergency


We commit our resources – intellectual, physical and human - to lead and support the region in meeting its net-zero climate, net-gain environmental targets, and nature recovery plans.

Contact

Alex Huke (Environment and Clean Growth)

Cultural and Heritage


We use our expertise in creative arts practice, culture and heritage to contribute to the vibrancy and cultural richness of our region.

Contact

Brigid Howarth (Society, Arts, Culture and Policy)

Policy and Practice


We contribute to addressing policy challenges that impact on the region in the economic, health, education, social and environmental spheres, supporting regional stakeholders to develop solutions to everyday challenges.

Contact

Sophie Smith (Business Transformation, Finance and Executive Education)

Lindsey Anderson (Regional Engagement)

 

 

Equality, Access and Success


We strive to improve access and participation to higher education for people from under-represented and disadvantaged groups in the region, and support the region in addressing issues of social justice and inclusion so that it benefits from all our talent.

Contact

Nicola Sinclair (Head of Widening Participation and UK Student Recruitment)

 

 

 

Education and Skills


We contribute to the development of innovative and inclusive education ecosystems.

Contact

Dr Andrew Dean (Regional Projects and the Data Analytics Skills Escalator)

Adele Dawson (Degree Apprenticeships)

 

 

 

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