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The UK’s membership of the European Union makes our outstanding universities even stronger, which in turn benefits everyone in the UK.

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We support and promote life-changing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds at every university.

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Universities are vital in supporting business and communities, promoting local and national economic growth and innovation and, supplying highly skilled and employable graduates.

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We want to see an immigration system that helps universities to attract genuine international students and highly skilled staff to study and work in the UK.

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Watch out for the July apprenticeship policy bumper bundle

23 June 2016
Work-related education has existed for many years - employer sponsored qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Enterprise Centre is one of the lowest carbon buildings on any university campus in Europe

In or out? Only one answer makes sense for higher education

22 June 2016
Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, says it is worth reflecting on what EU membership means for the UK – and what a decision to leave would mean for many walks of life, including universities.

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Universities for Europe

Universities UK statement on the outcome of the EU referendum

24 June 2016
​ Dame Julia Goodfellow, President of Universities UK said: 'Leaving the EU will create significant challenges for universities. Although this is not an outcome that we wished or campaigned for, we respect the decision of the UK electorate.'

Julia Goodfellow speaking at a Universities for Europe event

University EU research funding gives £1bn boost to economy and creates jobs

10 June 2016
EU research funding generates more than 19,000 jobs across the UK, £1.86 billion for the UK economy and contributes more than £1 billion to GDP, according to new figures published today.