We asked universities across the country to share stories of how they plan to support the economic and social recovery from Covid-19.
Queen’s University Belfast launches upskilling programme
To support individuals whose employment has been impacted by the pandemic, Queen’s University Belfast launched over 200 free upskilling places on leadership and management courses.
Funded by the Northern Irish Department for the Economy, this programme aims to support individuals in their current roles and boost future career opportunities.
University of Exeter supports renewable breakthrough
With over 20 years’ experience in offshore renewable energy, the University of Exeter has supported a pioneering breakthrough in the design of Floating Offshore Wind platforms.
Offshore wind power is predicted to have “a profound effect” on the South West economy, creating jobs and boosting the post-pandemic recovery.
Abertay University partnership reskills veterans in cybersecurity
A new partnership project involving Abertay University is retraining Scottish Armed Forces veterans to help address a significant skills gap in Scotland’s cybersecurity workforce.
The university is working together with Skills Development Scotland, social enterprise SaluteMyJob, IBM and tech start up Skillzminer to fill the “business-critical shortage” in cybersecurity professionals.
University of South Wales partnership supports green recovery
The South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC), a partnership involving the University of South Wales, has been granted funding to map what is needed for the region to become carbon net zero by 2050.
The university’s sustainability expertise will help the project organise the region’s green recovery.