In recent months, Yorkshire Universities has gone through significant transition. Dr. Peter O'Brien
took up the role as YU Executive Director in April and a new executive team was formed
with him. The remit of the organisation has been refreshed, with a new strategic focus given to strengthening the role of universities in place-based development, which will be centred on three key priorities:
Along the way we consulted with many partners, and attended, represented, organised and spoke at a variety of events. We used these conversations to help shape and define a new Operational Plan for 2018-19, which will guide our activity over the coming year. We improved our online presence, publishing a series of blogs, responding to national and local policy consultations, and making several contributions to ongoing projects with national and regional partners.