University of Cumbria
“The TSCS report was extremely useful in bringing the University of Cumbria to the attention of business leaders and demonstrating our determination to provide them with a resource of real value. It also informed the University’s approach to stakeholder engagement and even the design of certain courses or consultancy services we might offer the business community.”
Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Cumbria
The University of Cumbria retained Taylor Stopforth Consulting Services (TSCS) to advise its senior team on the opportunities and challenges it faces in forging stronger working links to local businesses, public agencies and other crucially important stakeholders. TSCS completed a total of fifty face-to-face discussions with an impressive cross-section of business owners, chairs, managing directors and public-sector leaders across Cumbria and north Lancashire. The result was an extensive overview of how the University was seen by them and how they believed it should evolve to add value to their own activities. This has enabled the University to design courses and identify partnerships that enhance its central role as the primary higher education provider in the area.