Russell Group universities boosting the economy in every region of the UK

29 September 2021

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Russell Group universities can be found in every region and nation of the UK and their impact can be felt across the country.

Whether it is providing a high-quality education to thousands of students or carrying out world-class research to find solutions to the major challenges facing society such as global pandemics, social inequality or net zero, the reach of our members is wide-ranging.

Research-intensive universities already inject nearly £87 billion into the national economy every year through their research, teaching, exports, local buying power and other activities – and they support over 260,000 jobs across the towns and cities of the UK – the vast majority outside London.

A high-quality university education delivers for the individual and for Britain: a single cohort of UK-domiciled students at Russell Group universities is estimated to contribute more than £20bn to the economy over the course of their working lives.

 

See how our universities are boosting skills, jobs and potential in regions across the UK:

East of England – University of Cambridge

East Midlands – University of Nottingham

London – Imperial College London, Kings College London, London School of Economics, Queen Mary University London, University College London

Northern Ireland – Queen's University Belfast

North East – Durham University, Newcastle University

North West – University of Liverpool, University of Manchester

Scotland – University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow

South East – University of Oxford, University of Southampton

South West – University of Bristol, University of Exeter

Wales – Cardiff University

West Midlands – University of Birmingham, University of Warwick

Yorkshire  – University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, University of York

 

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