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Supply and demand for higher level skills

9 December 2015
In a report launched in parliament today by Universities UK, we pose the questions, do we have too many graduates, are they studying ‘useful’ subjects and are they leaving higher education with the employability skills required by the labour market?

Widening the scope for Masters loans

7 December 2015
At the Spending Review, government confirmed its commitment to providing loans of up to £10,000 for English-domiciled (and other EU) postgraduate Masters students from 2016–17.


Looking beyond a gender balance in academic decision-making

4 December 2015
The unbalanced representation of women and men in decision-making bodies in science across the EU has long been recognized as a serious problem –

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Patterns and trends, 2015

3 December 2015
Eleanor Jubb examines some of the headline figures from the 2015 edition of Patterns and Trends.

#IWill – Promoting youth social action

27 November 2015
Us and the NUS are celebrating the #iwill week, the campaign for youth social action - calling on universities to join.

Student studing in library

Tackling sexual harassment and violence – New UUK taskforce

26 November 2015
Tackling sexual harassment and violence has also been a priority for the UK government


The Spending Review and higher education – what we know and what we don’t

25 November 2015
The Chancellor finally delivered his Spending Review, ending speculation about the scale of cuts needed.

Graduates from behind

How can you measure the true value of a university?

24 November 2015
What do the figures £35bn, £45bn, £59bn and £73bn have in common? They are all assessments of the economic impact of higher education on the UK.

Student tutorial

Teacher supply – the recruitment challenge

23 November 2015
New evidence on entrants to initial teacher training (ITT) programmes highlights some of the challenges within the current recruitment environment for universities.

Supporting UK research in a reformed policy and funding landscape

20 November 2015
The green paper and the Nurse review leave no doubt that the research policy and funding landscape could undergo quite a radical overhaul in the future.