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Does university knowledge exchange need a framework?

13 October 2017
Greg Wade, Programme Manager at UUK, questions the need for a Knowledge Exchange Framework.

The real casualty of the 2012 tuition fees shake-up? Mature and part-time learners

12 October 2017
Peter Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor of the Open University, argues that the real casualty of the 2012 higher education shake-up has gone largely unnoticed.

World Mental Health Day – graduate wellbeing in the workplace

10 October 2017
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of mental health charity Mind, highlights the importance of bringing mental health from the periphery to the centre of what universities do.

Universities, place and the industrial strategy

9 October 2017
James Ransom, Policy Researcher at Universities UK, highlights the role universities play in their local areas and outlines three ways in which this role can be strengthed.

Brighton rock and cough drops: UUK at the party conferences

5 October 2017
Mark Condren, UUK's Political Affairs Officer, highlights key points for universities in recent party conference speeches and fringe events.

Pensions – the importance of getting it right

3 October 2017
UUK's Chief Executive, Alistair Jarvis, sets out his analysis of the way in which the Universities Superannuation Scheme needs to react to recent concerns.

Freshers' week and mental health: top tips for students and staff

29 September 2017
Ahead of Freshers' week, Gedminte Mikulenaite highlights some mental health and wellbeing tips for students and staff.

Are there ‘huge dropout rates’ at the UK’s universities?

25 September 2017
UUK's William Hammonds explains how universities can retain students and the scale of this issue.

Grade inflation and academic standards – the minister’s challenge to the sector

8 September 2017
UUK's Will Hammonds assesses the challenge set by the universities minister this week in relation to maintaining public confidence in academic standards and the value of a university education.

Hyperbole and illegal cartels – the latest attack on the university sector

5 September 2017
UUK's Director of Policy, Chris Hale, stresses the importance of using language carefully and responsibly when discussing key issues for the higher education sector.