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Sue Jarvis

Co-Director, Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place. View website

University of Liverpool

The University was originally founded on the ethos, ‘For advancement of learning and ennoblement of life’, and this continues to guide us in everything we do. We believe that access to education and opportunities to learn should be made available to all, regardless of background, age or financial circumstances.

Founded in 1881 as the original ‘redbrick’, the University of Liverpool is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive higher education institutions. We have more than 6,000 talented staff and 33,500 students, 9,000 of whom travel from all over the world to study here.

Widening participation is core to everything we do. We work with over 10,000 students each year across a range of projects. The latest, in partnership with leading education charity IntoUniversity and Liverpool Football Club, is an exciting new institution aimed at helping young people in Anfield to do better at school and improve their ability to get into university.

Based at the heart of one of the UK’s most dynamic cities, the University drives the city’s knowledge economy through close collaboration with fellow universities, industry and the NHS. The city’s research base alone is engaged in delivering £470 million of research activity per year alongside worldwide partners and the University plays a huge part in the city region’s economic development organisations, holding key positions in the Local Enterprise Partnership, the Mayor’s Knowledge Quarter Development Zone Board and Daresbury Science Park, to name just a few.

Our Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice, and Place is our city-facing public policy institute. The Heseltine Institute brings together academic expertise from across the University with policy-makers and practitioners to support the development of sustainable and inclusive cities and city regions through high impact research, thought leadership and knowledge exchange. The Institute works closely with local partners to understand how devolution and local government reform will impact on policy and our Covid-19 Policy Briefs provide a mechanism for fast policy transfer and knowledge exchange to inform Liverpool City Region’s economic recovery and renewal.

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