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Partnerships and associated organisations

We work with many other organisations to support and promote the UK higher education sector.


Associated organisations

Association of UK University Hospitals
Represents the interests of UK university hospitals 

Council of Deans of Health 
​Represents UK university health faculties providing education and research for healthcare professionals

Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education
Voice and single point of contact for academic healthcare science

Dental Schools Council
Represents the interests of UK dental schools

Efficiency Exchange
Helping people working in higher education to discover and share innovative ways to deliver greater efficiency

Health Services Research UK (HSRUK)
The collective voice for health services research in support of practice and policy

Medical Schools Council
Represents the interests of UK medical schools

NIHR CLAHRC Partnership Programme
The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Partnership Programme

Pharmacy Schools Council
Represents the interests of UK schools of pharmacy


Accommodation Code of Practice
Ensuring university-managed housing is of a good standard

Employers Pensions Forum
A forum for universities to discuss current and longer-term pensions issues

Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme
Pioneering executive development programmes for senior university leaders

Equality Challenge Unit
Advancing equality and diversity in further and higher education

Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
Inspiring leadership in higher education

Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Working Group
Supporting and promoting the mental health of higher education students and staff

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education
Strategic information service tracking trends and developments in borderless higher education 

Supporting Professionalism in Admissions
Enhancing good practice, excellence and professionalism in student recruitment


Universities UK planning more talks with UCU to end pensions dispute

14 March 2018
Following the University and College Union’s (UCU) rejection of the proposals jointly agreed at ACAS this week, Universities UK is planning more, urgent talks with UCU to end the dispute.



USS Pensions Update

18 March 2018
UUK's Chief Executive, Alistair Jarvis, provides an update on USS Pensions.

Subject-level TEF – a done deal or the start of a consultation?

12 March 2018
Today saw a lot of media coverage and fanfare around a new 'degree course ranking' system. In reality, this was simply the launch of a long-awaited consultation on how to implement a subject-level version of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

The Office for Students – finally starting to focus on students?

The Office for Students – finally starting to focus on students?

28 February 2018
UUK Programme Manager, William Hammonds, writes on new the regulatory framework for the Office for Students which comes into effect from April 2018.