Regional impact

Cultural contributions



The University makes a key contribution to the region's cultural activities.

The Gulbenkian (including Colyer-Fergusson) held almost 1,000 cultural events in 2013 with approximately 100,000 visitors, helping raise £1.35m in ticket sales and catering.


Entertainment for all

Gulbenkian, the University's arts centre, offers innovative, engaging and high-quality arts activity for the public, staff, and students.

It plays a key role in delivering the University’s commitment to public engagement and has a particular focus on the creative empowerment of children and young people.


Music matters

With the opening of the Colyer-Fergusson Music Building in December 2012, the University has a first-class performance space capable of accommodating everything from recitals to choral and orchestral concerts, greatly enhancing the University’s place in the local – and national – arts community; most of the local orchestras, choral societies and schools now use the building as their main concert venue.


Leading experts

With world-class research in all subject areas, as highlighted in the REF 2014, the University is a natural source of knowledgeable speakers.

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Last Updated: 12/05/2015

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