• University of Gloucestershire

  • University of the West of England

  • Plymouth University

  • Royal Agricultural University

  • University of Exeter

Welcome to Universities South West

As the higher education membership association for South West England, we represent a strong partnership of universities working together to influence and shape opportunity in a creative and dynamic region.

Universities South West will be closing on the 1 October 2015.

Following a review of the organisation, its’ work will now be taken forward by member universities. Collaboration initiatives will continue in a range of areas and opportunities to develop new joint-projects will be progressed by individual universities working together locally.

At this time we wish to celebrate the 16 years of Universities South West (1999-2015):

-  A multiple award-winning organisation that has delivered projects worth over £67million

-  Work with business, culture, education, social purpose and health organisations

-  Support for young people by providing hundreds of volunteers and raising aspirations

-  Enhancing employability, graduate retention and creating graduate jobs

-  Work with thousands of businesses helping them to innovate

-  Delivering the future workforce, especially in Low Carbon business and Health, through Higher skills development

-  Employing 43 staff over the years – including 9 graduate/student interns

-  Producing a legacy now embedded in our members day-to-day operations


A message from the chair, Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Falmouth University:

“Universities South West has been instrumental in developing and delivering joint initiatives across the region’s universities and their partners over its’ 16 years. It leaves us with an on-going legacy embedded in our day-to-day work enabling local collaboration to continue between Universities into the future.”

“We thank you for working with Universities South West.” 

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