Our new initiative focused on the impact of London HEIs, entitled ‘What London’s universities do for London’, will culminate in the publication of a unique resource at an exclusive event at the House of Lords in early December 2019.
The purpose of this piece of work is to showcase the vast contributions London’s HEIs make locally and nationally but most importantly the contribution to London itself. We ultimately hope to share this piece of work with key stakeholders in London as well as with our members, to demonstrate the impact London’s universities have to London, in addition to their teaching excellence.
We are now collating key pieces of research and examples of projects that have been carried out by member institutions that contribute to this theme. Some examples include:
City, University of London in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children has created innovative wearable optical sensing solutions for the non-invasive and continuous monitoring of blood oxygenation of critically ill neonates.
University of the Arts London, jointly with the GLA, launched the Fashion District aiming to make London the global capital of fashion technology; working with partners on a range of novel product and service developments particularly within fashion-tech and emerging technologies.
UCL founded the UCL Integrated Legal Advice Clinic (iLAC) run by the Centre for Access to Justice at the UCL Faculty of Laws. The clinic offers local residents free face-to-face legal advice on all aspects of social welfare law, over 270 East Londoners have received free advice to date.
Royal Holloway, University of London has conducted research on plastic waste in the Thames and its impact on fish, helping the Port of London Authority to develop its cleaner Thames campaign.
To submit a case study, or for more information, please contact Amy Lightstone.