Civic University Agreement

Universities are hugely important to the economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of their cities and regions.

We recognise a growing importance of this civic role as the UK, and more specifically Greater Manchester, tackles the recovery from a global pandemic  lower productivity, spatial and health inequalities and the transition to a zero carbon future. 

As part of our commitment to civic engagement we played a key role in the Civic University Commission’s Truly Civic report and are a founding member of the Civic University Network that brings together universities, the Universities Partnerships Programme (UPP) Foundation, the Department of Education, Carnegie UK and Arts Council England. 

We're now working with national government, local government and civil society partners to co-develop a new Civic University Agreement during 2020/21. This civic strategy will be co-created with local partners and be rooted in a robust and shared analysis of local needs and opportunities.