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GM universities and colleges announce plans to work more closely together

27 May 2021

Fourteen colleges and universities across Greater Manchester have come together with a joint commitment to address the skills and economic challenges facing the region

Further and higher education collaboration

Universities and colleges in Greater Manchester supporting 200,000 learners annually and contributing £2.5bn to the regional economy have today come together to issue a joint statement on closer cooperation:

The joint statement from 14 organisations promises closer cooperation on:

  • Levelling-up across Greater Manchester and nationally to heal and build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Lifelong learning
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Closer work with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to support regional priorities
  • Supporting health, culture and equality