That’s all folks!

On December 31st 2014 the Midlands Hub will be closing its doors for the final time. Ten years have gone so fast and it has been great to have such wonderful company on the journey from Set for Success to UK GRAD through to Vitae.

In 2004, the Midlands Hub was formed and the regional office was set up at the University of Warwick. The Hub was advised by representatives from the six founding member institutions:

  • De Montfort University
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Warwick

By 2010 there were 15 member institutions supporting the Midlands Hub and by the end of 2014 all 22 universities in the Midlands were receiving Vitae news and resources to support the development of their researchers, supervisors, senior staff and researcher developers.

The next phase of the adventure will see some exciting changes but for the final post from the Midlands Hub I wanted to take you all on a trip down memory lane. Sit back and have a look through the photo albums of the Midlands Hub – remark on how young we all looked and note that like a fine wine, we have aged beautifully.

A trip down memory lane

Vitae, of course, continues after December, so please ensure you have registered to access the new Vitae website ( and find out if your university has bought a membership Vitae from January 2015.