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We will play an even greater leadership role in the economic, social and cultural growth of our region, making it a better place for those who study, live and work here and more sustainable for future generations.

Leadership and support for the region is the foundation for any contemporary world-leading university. Coventry and Warwickshire remain at the heart of our identity, but we want to bring our leadership, partnerships and activities in education and research to the wider region, including Solihull and Birmingham.

Community drama performance

As a major employer we will continue to bring outstanding talent to our local area, while continuing to provide a wide range of excellent employment opportunities to our local communities. Our research and education will not just maintain and grow the existing industrial base, but increasingly attract new inward investment and more skilled jobs. We will support our students’ desire to be good citizens with more voluntary work and activity. We will seek to make our campus more welcoming, and ensure that our Arts Centre is relevant to still more communities.

All this will be built on stronger and more productive relationships with local authorities; schools and colleges; cultural and economic partnerships; business groups; statutory bodies; the NHS; and the voluntary and community sector. Together with our partners, we will help drive the success of major regional developments and initiatives such as the British Science Festival in 2019, Coventry City of Culture 2021, Commonwealth Games 2022 and the arrival of HS2 in 2026.

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Children at science festival, 75th Coventry Blitz remembrance

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Priorities


  • Lead and support regional economic development and place-making activities in partnership with local and regional institutions and business
  • Lead and support social and cultural place-making activities, enhancing the inclusion of the communities where we have presence and relationships.
Artist impression of Warwick Arts Centre