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Prof. Martin Jones: An open letter to the Prime Minister The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak

07 Nov 2022

Staffordshire University Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Jones has written an open letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. First published in the Stoke Sentinel, the letter has since been posted on LinkedIn.

Professor Jones writes:

"It is my hope that 'levelling-up' again becomes a top priority for the new administration, with more powers devolved to those working on the ground in areas like North Staffordshire, which requires substantial investment to attract high skilled jobs and regeneration. We believe that universities are central to “levelling up”, to improve the regional economy and enhance quality of life in our communities. To quote former Conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli it is 'upon the education of the people of this county the fate of this country depends.'"

Read the letter in full here.