Unleashing the potential of Universities of Technology

Public First have worked alongside London South Bank University and Aston University on a new report, Truly Modern Technical Education, which looks at how we can unleash the potential of Universities of Technology to really level up.

Specialist institutions rooted in their locality can make a significant contribution to the levelling-up agenda. But, if we are to unleash these institutions, then we must support and increase both the teaching of technical qualifications and the applied research. One cannot exist effectively without the other and where technical education policy has often gone wrong – despite best attempts – is a too-narrow focus on teaching, especially at sub-degree level.

This paper summarises what London South Bank and Aston University mean, as two leading specialist institutions, by true modern higher technical education; where policy has gone wrong (or not gone far enough); and what more needs to be done to ensure the UK’s Universities of Technology can deliver the needs of students, industry and the economy.

You can read the full report here.