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Impact and place

The Science and Engineering South consortium brings together seven universities with a commitment to research excellence and achieving a positive impact from our activities.

Our members invest in high quality science essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive impact on the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Sustained investment in scientific and medical research has helped universities respond to the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccinations and innovative treatments.

Nationwide and global

Sustained investment in research excellence over many years has enabled our universities to help tackle the challenges facing our world through their activities. Our research impacts can be felt across the UK and beyond, with communities across the globe feeling the benefits our our member universities’ discoveries.

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The economic and social impact of Queen Mary University of London

More than a third of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) occurred outside of the capital, a report by independent consultants reveals

Infographic showing impact of university of Cambridge
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The economic and social impact of the University of Cambridge

Almost half of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by the University of Cambridge occurred outside the east of England, a report by independent consultants reveals.

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Discovering positive research initiatives at SES universities

Our partner universities are at the cutting edge of research. They constantly strive to create environments where new ideas can flourish, and innovation is second nature.

University of Southampton Science Park
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The economic and social impact of the University of Southampton

More than a third of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by the University of Southampton occurred outside the south east of England, a report by independent consultants reveals.

Farmland in North Wales © Mary Hinkley
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Showing our impact – REF 2021

Looking beyond SES members’ excellent performance in REF 2021 to their case studies reveals the positive impact their research is having. Here are some examples.

University College London, North West WingPhotographer: Mary Hinkley Copyright: © UCL Digital Media
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The economic and social impact of UCL

UCL’s social and economic impact is £9.9bn per year and is felt across the whole UK, according to an independent report.

Local and regional

All of our member institutions exist within locations where there are wide reaching inequalities. Some of our catchment areas include communities with among the widest inequality gaps between rich and poor within the UK.

Each of our universities serve unique communities with their own challenges, including areas of inner city London, rural communities in the east of England or the maritime economies of the south coast. Already, our members are ensuring that the impact of their research help to address some of these challenges.

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The economic and social impact of Queen Mary University of London

More than a third of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) occurred outside of the capital, a report by independent consultants reveals

Infographic showing impact of university of Cambridge
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The economic and social impact of the University of Cambridge

Almost half of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by the University of Cambridge occurred outside the east of England, a report by independent consultants reveals.

University of Southampton Science Park
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The economic and social impact of the University of Southampton

More than a third of the identifiable regional-based impact generated by the University of Southampton occurred outside the south east of England, a report by independent consultants reveals.