Improving education and developing skills for all are vital to a prosperous southern England. We specialise in improving public policy making in these areas

The Southern Policy Centre is working closely with Higher Education instituGaps in young participation into higher educationtions, schools, local authorities, employers and Local Enterprise Partnerships to address key issues:

  1. Why are significantly less than expected young people going to university in areas across the south, and how do you tackle this local differentiation?
  2. How do you address skills shortages within the mature (post-education) population?
  3. What powers do public bodies need to boost skill levels in the region?
  4. How do you plan skills development in the fast paced global marketplace of the 21st century?

See more of our work on education and skills