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Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools - the university link

15 September 2016
This week, the Women and Equalities Select Committee reported on sexual harassment and sexual violence within schools.

Notes from the UUK Members' Annual Conference

7 September 2016
After a summer of change and uncertainty, there has been a mood of remarkable cool and clear-headedness at the 2016 UUK Members' Annual Conference, taking place yesterday and today at Nottingham Trent University.

HE Bill must protect a national asset

6 September 2016
The summer read of choice (or necessity) for much of the higher education sector this year has been the 110-page Higher Education and Research Bill, whose pre-summer recess passage through the Commons was somewhat overshadowed by the political fallout fro

Annual conference: university sector has much to discuss

5 September 2016
Tomorrow and Wednesday, Nottingham Trent University hosts Universities UK’s 2016 annual conference: an occasion when we put to one side our areas of competition – for students, staff, research grants, project investment and league table positions – and c

More apprenticeship training proposals

31 August 2016
Earlier this summer, I wrote a blog previewing the range of English apprenticeship policy announcements we were expecting in July and a checklist of things to look out for.

Snapshot from our latest 'Higher education in facts and figures'

25 August 2016
Universities UK’s annual Higher education in facts and figures booklet is published today and, as ever, is full of useful stats, charts and infographics. This blog picks a few highlights from the booklet.

Admissions latest – record numbers for 2016

22 August 2016
The numbers of students who’ve found places at universities and colleges across the UK has risen again, for the fourth year in a row. Policy Analyst Eleanor Jubb looks at the figures.

University admissions and Clearing: behind the scenes

19 August 2016
Janet Graham, Director of SPA, the Supporting Professionalism in Admissions programme, gives an insight into how universities manage the busy admissions and clearing period.

Universities play vital role in community prosperity

18 August 2016
Since the EU referendum result in June, some commentators have said that now is the opportunity for universities to reconnect with the communities in which they are based.

University admissions 2016: five myths debunked

16 August 2016
It is that time of year when the media gaze turns to exam results and university admissions. With this in mind, Universities UK's Chief Executive Nicola Dandridge debunks five of the most common university admissions myths.