Our work

We work both with sector bodies and groups of universities, and with individual institutions. Here is a sample of our public-facing work. See also our services, or get in touch to discuss how we can help your university.

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Universities UK

Open Impact led this data-driven analysis for Universities UK (UUK), the collective voice for 142 universities. The report looks ahead at the predicted impact of UK universities over the next five years. It formed the centrepiece of UUK’s #GettingResults campaign to put universities at the heart of the economic and social recovery. The campaign reached over 10 million social media users, and politicians – including the Universities Minister and Shadow Universities Minister – lent their support. The data has been used extensively in political engagement by colleagues at Universities Scotland and Universities Wales.

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Greater Manchester Universities

One year on from the signing of a flagship Civic University Agreement, the Greater Manchester Civic University Board commissioned Open Impact to analyse the impact of the University of Bolton, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Manchester, University of Salford and Royal Northern College of Music on the city region, its people, and businesses. Following the report, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: ‘we’re beginning to see the benefits that closer collaboration can bring. Our universities will continue to carry out ground-breaking research, provide people with valuable skills and foster innovation and entrepreneurship, while also ensuring this contribution benefits everyone in Greater Manchester’.

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Yorkshire Universities

Open Impact used historic data to predict the future impact of the twelve members of Yorkshire Universities (YU): the universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Leeds Trinity, Leeds Arts, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, York, and York St John, as well as the Leeds Conservatoire. The research analysed impact in 13 key areas, and found that by June 2027, YU member institutions will have delivered the equivalent of 3,442 years of professional development training and education courses to businesses and charities.

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