Other Resources

We have undertaken scores of higher education studies for individual institutions, sectoral bodies and government departments.  Many of our early studies were pioneering and frequently mentioned in parliamentary debates. For example, The impact of Universities and Colleges on the economy of Scotland by I H McNicoll for the Committee of Scottish Higher Education Principals 1995 and  The impact of universities and colleges on the UK economy - by I H McNicoll, K McCluskey and U Kelly -  for the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals  1997.

Some of the more recent reports are publicly available and a selection are downloadable here: 

  • A 21st Century Vision of Our Heritage: A social and economic impact report (for the University of Salford)

  • Belfast: A Learning City (for Belfast City Council)

  • Connecting Scotland to the World (for the British Council)

  • Delivering Impact (for University College Dublin)

  • Economic and Social Impact (University of Plymouth)

  • Making An Impact (for University of East Anglia)

  • Measuring the Difference (for the University of Manchester)

  • The Economic Impact of the University of Ulster on the Northern Ireland Economy (for Universities UK)

  • The Power of 8 (for the N8 Research Partnership)

  • Silverburn Flax Mill- A Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (for Silverburn Park and Fife Employment Action Trust)

  • The Value and Benefits of Text Mining (for Jisc)

  • Through a Glass Darkly: Measuring the Social Value of Universities (for the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement)

References for other reports can be found on Ursula Kelly’s Profile Page on Google Scholar.

The Viewforth YouTube channel for a number of video interviews with higher education researchers, undertaken as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Project The impact of Higher Education Institutions on Regional Economies. These include interviews about higher education economic impact with a number of eminent scholars including Professor Walter McMahon of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.