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A tuition fee hike, or a link to inflation?

21 July 2016
There have been concerns expressed in the media around universities in England increasing their tuition fees. Julie Tam's blog highlights that this is an inflationary adjustment, needed to allow universities to deliver a high-quality experience.

Where do universities get their funding from?

20 July 2016
Universities UK is today publishing University funding explained. The publication seeks to highlight this diversity of university income and explains how universities manage this funding to support their core activities. Julie Tam looks at the figures.

Positive news on graduate skills – CBI skills survey

19 July 2016
This morning saw the publication of the 2016 CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey, and the findings are very encouraging for graduates.

The Higher Education and Research Bill: we're off (finally)

15 July 2016
After a frenetic period, when – in less than a month – it feels like we’ve had a lifetime’s worth of political hirings, firings, attempted coups and new departments, Westminster is finally settling back into its normal groove. And so in the final week of

Next steps for the TEF

12 July 2016
Universities UK today submitted its response to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) technical consultation.

More flexibility needed between academic and vocational routes

8 July 2016
Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, says flexibility must be built in to a new technical education system

Graduation ceremony

How are recent graduates faring? New data today

30 June 2016
Kathleen Henehan examines the results from the 2014–15 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Student practical

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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On World Refugee Day, UK universities work together to help Syrian refugees

20 June 2016
In 2016 the founding principles ­of World Refugee Day – to commemorate 'the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees' – are more relevant than ever.