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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.

Where next for the Teaching Excellence Framework?

31 August 2017
Stephanie Harris outlines key findings from Universities UK's report on TEF year 2.

Further developments on student migration data

24 August 2017
As the Home Office and Office for National Statistics release new migration data, UUK's Eleanor Jubb analyses the implications for the higher education sector.

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.