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University of York

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 15 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what matters he discussed with the university of York during his recent visit to York; and if he will make a statement. (164273)

I very much enjoyed my visit to York university, and the discussions I had with staff and students there. I was able to see how the university is flourishing on the international stage, while at the same time making a real contribution to the local economy and society. I greatly value visits of this kind, because I have made clear that the Government want those working in the higher education sector and students to contribute towards the making of policy. I also valued the opportunity to speak with students from York university about a range of educational issues, as part of the Government’s student listening programme.