• University of Gloucestershire

  • University of the West of England

  • Plymouth University

  • Royal Agricultural University

  • University of Exeter

Welcome to Universities South West

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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

- Working across business, culture, education, social purpose and health organisations

- Supporting over 200,000 young people by providing more than 10,000 volunteers

- Raising aspirations through targeted work in schools and with care leavers and disabled students

- Enhancing employability and creating graduate jobs via 100’s of internships

- Working with 10,000’s of businesses helping them to innovate and grow

- Delivering the future workforce, especially in Low Carbon & 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.” 

For Business

South West England has 13 Universities that work in partnership.

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For Business

For Students

Our projects enable universities to engage with stakeholders.

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For Students