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U9 group of universities

The network exists to build regional university capacity by providing a platform to promote the higher education sector across the SELEP region. The group aims to:

  • Identify opportunity to share information and mobilise expertise in order to support the region’s priorities and those of the individual universities
  • Ensure SELEP are aware of the wide range of innovation and enterprise outputs from the U9 group
  • Support the U9 members to demonstrate their impact on the region by sharing of benchmarking best practice
  • Report on the U9 innovation and enterprise engagement and distil the key messages from the university community to ensure these are fed back to SELEP
  • Be responsive to SELEP consultations and evidence gathering
  • Update on key strategic plans and projects
  • Seek out collaborative funding opportunities;

The membership of U9 is formed of nine higher education institutes within the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP):

  • University of Kent
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Essex
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Brighton
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • University for the Creative Arts
  • Writtle University College