Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
The eighth Sustainable Development Goal is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
What we’re doing
An assessment of Space Park Leicester in March 2023 demonstrated that Space Park made an £89m impact on the economy in its first year of operation. The calculation represents the impact of 607 jobs whose employment is supported by the pioneering space hub, 8% of which are UK STEM recent graduates. The Space city cluster supports organising leading the way in space innovation as well as non-space related businesses working on issues such as decarbonisation.
All students undertake a programme through the Leicester Award as an undergraduate. Students learn to develop, reflect and articulate transferable employment skills.
The University of Leicester recognises the value of SMEs to the regional economy. SMEs offer flexibility, excellent customer service and innovative solutions. They are also the larger organisations and employers of the future. It is therefore important that the University’s procurement processes are as lean as possible, the University procurement team has ensured that it does not create unnecessary barriers which deter SMEs from competing for our contracts or inhibit them when tendering.