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Economic Impact

In 2016-17, Warwick’s overall economic impact in the West Midlands was £1 billion.
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Take a look at how the University employs over 6,600 staff, supports over 9,000 other jobs and how our students contribute £250m to our region:


Regional impact statistics


Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Croft, said:

The University of Warwick was first established because a great many community leaders, policy makers and business in Coventry and Warwickshire came together to campaign for its establishment and donate the funding and land to establish it. They believed that Warwick would be a major contributor to the economy, culture and life of the City and County and we are delighted to be able to share how Warwick has delivered on that vision."

Did you know?

In 2016-17:

  • 29% of our overall undergraduate intake were from the West Midlands.
  • 22,831 school-age children participated in Warwick Arts Centre creative learning activities.
  • 249,000 people connected with our research through public lectures, exhibitions and other activities.
  • More than 1,000 students were involved in community-focused projects in Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick.

 Coventry Cathedral

Download and read the Chancellor's Commission report 2016, which considered the future role of the University of Warwick in Coventry, Warwickshire and the wider region