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14 October 2020, 9:03 UTC Share

Celebrating 2 years of the Universities Policy Engagement Network

This week we celebrate two years of the Universities Policy Engagement Network!

We have published a 2-pager, UPEN Year 2 Impact Report, which identifies some of the key achievements during UPEN’s second year, hosted at the University of Nottingham

We would like to thank our members for the continued support and input into all aspects of UPEN’s work.

A thanks from UPEN’s Chair, Stephen Meek:

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to chair UPEN for the second 18 months of its existence.

During that period we have gone from strength to strength. We have doubled our membership to 67, with members drawn from across the four nations and reflecting the diversity of universities in the UK. We have built strong relationships with Parliament and Government. Through our blogs and regular member events we have helped build capacity across our members by sharing good practice. We have helped support efforts to tackle COVID-19. And our working groups on EDI and Areas of Research Interest are generating ideas that will improve the way academics and policymakers engage.

As my time as chair draws to a close I am really proud of all we have achieved.”

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