universities mean business

Universities Mean Business-2

Collectively, the South East Midlands Universities (SEMU) generate a combined annual income exceeding £928 million (2012/13) through their higher education, innovation and research activities making them an economically active and vital part of our locality.

The seven universities across the South East Midlands have formed the South East Midlands Universities Group, known as “SEMU”. They work together to support business and jobs growth across key sectors, including aerospace, automotive engineering, bioscience, defence and security, energy, environment and manufacturing sectors, creative arts, leather technologies and logistics.

Members of the SEMU group are:

Cranfield University: Ian Chapman, Corporate Relations
The Open University: Dr Malcolm Stokes, Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange Manager
The University of Bedfordshire: Dr Nicholas Lancaster, Director of Innovation and Enterprise
The University of Buckingham: John Spoerry, Head of Professional and Executive Development
The University of Northampton: Clive Lawrence-Forbes, Senior Partnership Manager
Buckinghamshire New University: Ian Harper, General Manager BEST
University Campus Milton Keynes (UCMK): Dr Paul Sant, Associate Dean

Find out about the particular specialisms and strengths of each university and download our Universities Mean Business Prospectus with first points of contact here.