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Current  and recent Research and Consultancy
 
2015: Research Projects  

We are currently undertaking projects focussed on the economic and social impact of a number of UK Universities and Colleges of Further and Higher Education.  


 
Completed projects (2014 & 2015)
 

The economic impact of Universities on the UK economy (Universities UK )

The economic impact of higher education institutions in England ( Universities UK)

 Improving the assessment of the value and impact of JISC innovation work (Jisc)

The economic and social impact of the British Council in Scotland  (British Council Scotland)

The economic and social impact of Dublin City University
( DCU)

The economic impact of students on Belfast ( Belfast City Council)

The economic impact of the University of Brighton ( University of Brighton)

The economic impact of Leeds Trinity University  (Leeds Trinity University)

The economic and social impact of the University of Kent  ( University of Kent)

The economic and social impact of Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU)

 The economic, cultural and social impact of University College Dublin (UCD)

The economic impact of higher education on the Northern Ireland economy (DEL)

The economic impact of Queen's University Belfast  (UUK)

The economic impact of Ulster University  (UUK)

 

 

Viewforth Consulting was  commissioned by Universities UK to produce the fifth economic impact of  UK higher education report.  Launched on 3rd April, the  final report is available here.


 Viewforth Director Ursula Kelly and Associate Emeritus Professor Iain McNicoll co-authored all four previous reports for Universities Uk, including the fourth report which was launched in the Houses of Parliament in 2009. See copy of  fourth report here and video of 2009 launch here.)

Viewforth Consulting was also   commissioned by Universities UK to produce the second  report on the economic impact of higher education in the English Regions

 Viewforth Director Ursula Kelly and Associate Emeritus Professor Iain McNicoll co-authored the first report on higher education and the English regions, which was published in 2010. See copy of the first report here. 

Final reports from these projects were launched on 3 April 2014. Details
here

 



Economic and social valuation and impact  advisory work

Providing advice and support to the JISC Digital Innovation Team on piloting a holistic approach to the economic valuation of  a number of potentially transformational infrastructure developments providing new digital resources for UK higher education.
 
Providing advice and support to Jisc Futures Team on improving the assessment of the impact and valuation of Jisc work

  
Providing advice and support to Oxford Brookes University Law School on some aspects of  Research Impact Analysis.