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About us

​Universities UK is the voice of universities, helping to maintain the world-leading strength of the UK university sector and supporting our members to achieve their aims and objectives. 

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What we do

Universities UK is the voice of universities, helping to maintain the world-leading strength of the UK university sector and supporting our members to achieve their aims and objectives.
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Who we are

Who we represent, our senior team, and our policymaking and governance structures.
Graduation ceremony

Our members

Our members are the vice-chancellors or principals (executive heads) of universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Woburn House

Working for Universities UK

We offer great opportunities for people interested in working in a membership organisation for the higher education sector.
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Universities UK International

Universities UK International promotes and represents UK universities abroad.

Woburn House Conference Centre

Universities UK is based at Woburn House, Tavistock Square which is also the home of Woburn House Conference Centre, a suite of eight spaces suitable for a range of events from meetings to conferences and dinners.

Partnerships and associated organisations

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

Universities Wales

​Universities Wales represents the interests of higher education institutions in Wales and is a National Council of Universities UK.
Universities Scotland

Universities Scotland

Universities Scotland is the national council in Scotland of Universities UK.
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​​Our history

Universities UK’s roots lie in the 19th century when meetings took place with vice-chancellors of universities and principals of university colleges.

Blog

Admissions latest: what’s happened since A-level results day?

22 August 2017
UUK's Eleanor Jubb looks at what can be learned following ​the publication of this year’s A-level results.

What are university graduates doing now?

18 August 2017
UUK's Stephanie Harris looks at the employment outcomes of graduates.

News

Universities UK comment ahead of A level results day

16 August 2017
There is still a great demand for university places and the proportions of 18-year-olds in the UK applying for university are at their highest ever levels.

National Student Survey shows high level of satisfaction

9 August 2017
Universities UK has responded to the results of the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) which show high levels of student satisfaction and engagement.