Students

£490m higher education investment to boost student prospects

Students are set to benefit from almost half a billion pounds worth of investment into universities and colleges across England, allowing them access to world-class facilities and a better springboard for future success.

100 universities and colleges will have access to £432m of funding that they can invest in state-of-the-art medical facilities and cutting-edge engineering and science labs.

The residual £57m will be ringfenced for 20 other high education institutions, who specialise in everything from science and agriculture to business and the performing arts.

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, said: “Investing in education and skills will unlock future growth, boost productivity and help build the skilled workforce of the future. That’s why we’re spending £490m to support high-quality teaching and world-class facilities in universities and colleges right across the country.

“Whether it’s in aerospace engineering or green tech, this funding will provide young people with the support they need to build a great career.”

Some of the projects include:

  • £1.2m of funding for Yeovil College to invest in aerospace engineering technology so students can learn more about hydrogen cell technology, allowing them to be at the forefront of developments in cell technology and net-zero.
  • £5.8m of funding for Bradford College to invest in its Garden Mills project that will help create flexible training and educational facilities for digital, science, and allied health subjects.
  • £1m of funding for Grantham College to renovate an engineering innovation centre with the latest mechanical, manufacturing, and hydraulics equipment.
  • £5.8m of funding for the University of Northumbria’s Centre for Health and Social Equity to support nursing and incorporate clinical laboratories, home environment rooms, simulation wards, and specialist areas for midwifery and allied health subjects.
  • £5.8m of funding for the University of Plymouth to establish a new engineering facility that will improve teaching capabilities in line with the university’s investment in STEM education.

Education Secretary, Gillian Keegan, said: “This investment is about making sure students get the highest quality training in key subjects which are driving economic growth. That means access to top of the range facilities which prepare people for the workplace, filling skills gaps and levelling up the whole country.

“From Yeovil to Durham, we are backing the industries of the future and giving people the skills they need to succeed.”

Cost of living crisis

PSE Jan/Dec 22

Cost of living crisis

Our December/January 2022 edition of PSE brings you expert comment and analysis on a range of key public sector topics, from levelling up to decarbonisation and the funding crisis. Learn how we can protect our public services, or read Cllr David Renard's discussion on how Local and central government are working together to support local needs, alongside so much more…

Videos...

View all videos
#PSE365: Public Sector Levelling up

Be A Part Of It!

PSE365: Public SectorLevelling up Virtual Event | 17 Nov 2022

PSE has created a full calendar of events to address the most important issues that influence the delivery of public sector services. 

Over 365 days you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a range of highly motivating, informative and inspirational speakers. These speakers will equip you with knowledge and unique insight to enable you to overcome the challenges that you face.

Upcoming Webinar

Webinar: Driving sustainability & value through technology end-of-life

End-of-life is often overlooked yet is equally as important to a digital strategy, but what happens to end-of-life technology? What is the impact on the environment, net zero targets? What is the financial impact, is value for money for the taxpayer simply discarded and destroyed along with the technology?
 

Join us on 13 September between 2:00pm-2:45pm where we look to address the lifecycle of a digital strategy with a focus on end-of-life using examples, achieving efficiency, increased sustainability and delivering cost savings.


Guest Panellists:

Adam Turner, Head of Government and Public Sector Sustainable ICT and Digital, DEFRA
Ben Levin, Senior Manager, Technology Assesment and Criteria Development, Global Electronics Council
Fredrik Forslund, Vice President, Enterprise & Cloud Erasure Solutions, Blancco
Ben Tongue, Digital Net Zero Lead, NHS England

More articles...

View all