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Higher Education in Pennine Lancashire Developments, Challenges and PLACE Alan Roff, Chair of HEEL and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UCLan 21 January 2010.

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1 Higher Education in Pennine Lancashire Developments, Challenges and PLACE Alan Roff, Chair of HEEL and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UCLan 21 January 2010

2 Higher Education in Pennine Lancashire 1. History 2. HEEL Report Pennine Lancashire Investments and Activities 4. Higher Education in Pennine Lancashire 5. Issues for the future 6. How PLACE can help

3 HEEL / HEPL Created by HEFCE 2004 – 2 universities – 5 colleges – ELP / LEP (Janet Barton) – East Lancs Chamber of Commerce (Mike Damms) – HEFCE – LSC

4 HEEL Report 2006 Low HE participation Need and the low skills economy Potential demand Case for investment (£26million) University Centres Increase from 2250 FTEs in PL to 4500 FTEs Extra places not displacement

5 UCLan Burnley Campus 2009 £9million from HEFCE £3million from UCLan Located with Burnley College LSC support NWDA support Blueprint for HE/FE/RDA collaboration To 1100 FTE students Burnley regeneration

6 Blackburn College HE Centre 2009 £5.5million from HEFCE £2.5million from NWDA New building on new location £5million from College 2008/ FTE 2009/ FTE 2010/ FTE (299 increase) Lancaster University – lead HEI LSC support

7 Blackburn regeneration Whole campus – 15,000 learners (28% HE) 1 masters Degree, 59 Honours Degrees, 42 Foundation degrees, 29 other (HND/C, PGCE) 42% of our students study on foundation degrees (37% first degrees) Development of roles to match the agenda - Research (PLACE), International Manager, Engineering & manufacturing Development Manage Working with: – Blackburn with Darwen Local Strategic Partnership, working through the Local Public Service Board – Collaborative leadership (top up to Masters level) – The Mall – FD Retail – International / Wales – FD Fire & Rescue

8 Other Colleges Accrington & Rossendale – Campus development – Expanded HE Nelson & Colne – Campus development – Expanded HE St Mary’s Blackburn – Campus development – Expanded HE

9 Issues Additional places (1000 FTE so far) Participation The Skills Gap What kind of jobs? What kind of economy? Economic Downturn implications Graduate retention Employer engagement

10 Key Challenge Higher education in Pennine Lancashire? or Higher education for Pennine Lancashire?

11 The Next Five Years HE Agenda for HEEL and PLACE Engagement with – Schools – Colleges – Employers Pennine Lancashire’s Future Economy

12 How can PLACE help? Funding projects – Outreach into Schools – Outreach to Employers – Capacity funding Political pressure – More funded student places


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