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Regional and Community Engagement

Our impact stretches far beyond the boundaries of our campus, working in partnership with people and organisations across Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider West Midlands.


Our regional impact study shows that in 2016/17 we generated £1 billion economic impact for the regional economy and supported 9,425 full-time equivalent jobs across the West Midlands.

We're committed to supporting economic growth in our region; we're active in the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and are developing an Innovation Campus at Wellesbourne.


We're equipping people with the right skills to help our region thrive, through initiatives including our Degree Apprenticeships and our WMG Academies for Young Engineers in Coventry and Solihull.

We offered 21 Widening participation programmes, engaging with 341 local schools to encourage young people (especially from less advantaged communities) to consider higher education.

22,831 school-aged children participated in Warwick Arts Centre's creative activities. Over 2,000 people came to each of our twice-yearly Family Days. And almost 6,000 family members took part in free activities in our Creative Learning Space.


We work in partnership with our local authorities - we are a principal partner of Coventry's winning bid to become the UK City of Culture 2021, and hosted the British Science Festival in September 2019, working with local partners to kick start longer term engagement with Science and Technology in the region.

Warwick Arts Centre is one of the biggest multi-artform venues outside London and we are investing £17 million updating out spaces to welcome even more visitors each year to our theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual arts events.

We have recently invested £49 million into our new world-class Sport and Wellness Hub, and our facilities are also used extensively by local schools and clubs.

More than 2,500 of our students are registered with our volunteering network, Warwick Volunteers. In 2017/18, they gave more than 14,000 hours of their time to local schools and community groups.