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Press release: London Impact Catalogue details Higher Education Institutions’ contribution to the Capital



London Higher released their London Impact Catalogue yesterday at its annual House of Lords Event. The catalogue is a collection of case studies from across their diverse membership, which showcases the vast contributions London’s universities make for, and to, the Capital.

London Higher’s event ‘Impacting London – What London’s Universities do for London’, which took place in the Attlee Room at the House of Lords, celebrated the outstanding contributions that London’s higher education institutions (HEIs) make to their local communities, arts and heritage sectors, the healthcare sector, creative culture, business and industry, and the local economy.

Therefore, the event presented the perfect time to release the Catalogue which illustrates examples of all of these contributions.

A prime example from the catalogue is the work carried out by the Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit at London Metropolitan University, who provide specialist careers advice and guidance as well as employability training for all refugee health professionals.

The reception was hosted by Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town, and the speaker was Jo Johnson, former Minister for London and former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. Jo Johnson spoke about his experience of the education sector, acknowledging London’s HE impact on a world class city,  and shared his perspective on the HE sector looking to 2020 and beyond.

The London Impact Catalogue is part of London Higher’s wider engagement and communication project, following on from their roundtable event at the Times Higher Education Live Event last week.


Jo Johnson, former Minister for London and former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation said:

“London’s HEIs make a huge contribution to, and for, our great Capital. As former Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, a former Minister for London, and someone who has represented a London constituency as an MP, I have seen first-hand the incredible impact they make each year, both individually and collectively across a diverse range of sectors and communities. It is great to see London Higher, as the umbrella body for London’s HEIs, promoting this work.”


 Jane Glanville, Chief Executive Officer at London Higher, said:

“We are extremely proud of the work being carried out by all of our member institutions across London and we want to ensure that their outstanding contributions are receiving the recognition they deserve. Our London Impact Catalogue is an illustration of these contributions and it only scratches the surface of what is done in and for London each year.” 

Download the Summary Report here (2.7 MB)

Download the full London Impact Catalogue here (2.5 MB)

Click here to view an interactive impact map visually demonstrating impact across London.

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