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A University for Rochdale

Meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet (Item 101)

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Report of the Leader of the Council/Director of Neighbourhoods

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Leader of the Council/Director of Neighbourhoods which informed Cabinet that here is an aspiration to improve Rochdale’s higher education offer in an attempt to address Rochdale’s earnings, education and skills gap.

 

The report was to inform Members of the steps which are currently being undertaken with a view to establishing a University Campus or University Centre in Rochdale and to seek approval for the Council to work in partnership with Hopwood Hall College to achieve this.

 

Alternatives considered:

The Council could abandon this aspiration to address the gap in education, earnings and skills by the establishment of a university and continue with the current situation or attempt to establish other means to address the education and earnings gap.

 

Resolved:

1.    That the actions and discussions which are in progress be noted and that the Council’s intention to work in partnership with Hopwood Hall College to deliver on the joint aspiration for a university be approved.

 

Reasons for the decision:

To improve Rochdale’s higher education offer in an attempt to address Rochdale’s earnings, education and skills gap.

Eligible for call in - yes