Sir Alan Langlands, chief executive of HEFCE, said: "The Government's commitment to maintain HEIF
funding from the last spending round, and to ensure stability over four years, is most welcome.
Deputy vice chancellor Professor Ian Marshall said: "The HEIF
funding enables us to work with external businesses and the continued funding is a vote of confidence in what we're doing.
Simon will be contributing to the School's MA pathway in Creative Writing and is already playing a key role in a one-year HEIF
4 funded project in the School entitled Creative Writing in the Community.
He went on to manage the Digital Knowledge Exchange, established as part of the HEIF
Professor Mike Smith, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) at the University of Teesside, headed up the bid for the HEIF
funds and says the Teesside bid was successful because "we were able to demonstrate a real commitment for putting the university at the heart of business growth and prosperity in the Tees Valley and wider region.