arrow-down Arrow Left Arrow Right UPP-Foundation-Logo-AssetsUPP-Foundation-Logo-AssetsUPP-Foundation-Logo-AssetsUPP-Foundation-Logo-AssetsInstagram Facebook Instagram Instagram Linkedin Linkedin Instagram twitter twitter video-play

Evidence Session: Manchester

Friday 1st June 2018

About the event

In Manchester we will be focusing on university contribution to growth and the Industrial Strategy; and the relationship between universities local government

Our Chair, Lord Kerslake, and commissioners will be hearing from Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University; and from key stakeholders in the city and the surrounding region. The sessions will be open to observers.


The Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum, M13 9PL


11:30 – 13:00

Growth and the Industrial Strategy

Giving evidence:

  • Prof Malcolm Press, Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Manchester
  • Helen Snedden, Scientific Director, GSK
  • Alan Harding, Chief Economic Adviser, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Prof Richard Stephenson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Salford
  • Rebecca Endean, Director of Strategy, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)


13:45 – 15:15

University-Local Government Relationship

Giving evidence:

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester
  • Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE, Chief Executive, Oldham Council
  • Joanne Roney OBE, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
  • Geoff Little OBE, Deputy Chief Executive, Manchester City Council and incoming Chief Executive, Bury Council
  • Christine Gaskell, Chair, Cheshire and Warrington Enterprise Partnership



Contact UPP Foundation

The UPP Foundation is a grant-making body and a public policy platform, working to encourage collaboration and innovation within the higher education sector.

If you would like to contribute to this discourse or find out more about the UPP Foundation please get in touch.

Join Our Mailing List

Sign up for updates from the UPP Foundation including a monthly newsletter and the latest news, grants, research and events.

40 Gracechurch Street,
London EC3V 0BT
Get directions ›

+44 (0)20 7398 7200