Home > Blog > Blog

Blog

What do universities spend their money on?

16 November 2016
In this era of £9,000 fees, students – and their parents – are understandably demanding more from universities and asking how their fees are being spent. That is why we have produced a new interactive explainer on university spending.

Healthy universities: new guidance on meningococcal disease

11 November 2016
With half of all school leavers going to university, public health authorities are increasingly working with students and staff to promote and support good health in higher education.

Notes from the UUK conference on tackling violence against women and harassment

4 November 2016
The numbers attending UUK's conference on tackling violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting students yesterday sent a clear signal that universities are taking these problems extremely seriously.

How to reverse the decline in part-time study? Learn from our overseas competitors

4 November 2016
As the Department for Education launches a consultation on maintenance loans for part-time students, what can England learn about part-time study from other countries?

Universities should build relationships with mayoral candidates

1 November 2016
Depending on who you ask, an elected mayor is essential for getting things done, or a waste of public money. But universities should make it their business to work with the mayoral candidates in their region.

Changing the culture: a welcome response to antisemitism, harassment and hate crime on campus

1 November 2016
The Union of Jewish Students welcomes UUK's proactive and practical 'Changing the culture' report and wants to build on the UUK taskforce's work and recommendations.

Students are choosing social enterprise – business with a heart

26 October 2016
Many students are now saying that making a difference to the world around them, and not just making money, is a key driver in their search for a career. This is where 'social enterprise' comes in.

Showing leadership and empowering students: how universities can change campus culture

21 October 2016
​A clearly stated commitment from the most senior leaders in our universities to confront violence against women, harassment and hate crime is critical if we are to tackle such incidents.

​The Stand Alone Pledge: helping students without a family network

19 October 2016
Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, blogs on the launch of the Stand Alone Pledge, set up to assist institutions in supporting estranged students.

The law student volunteers making a difference to their local community

18 October 2016
Two students volunteers from the University of Kent's Law Clinic reflect on what helping to provide an important service to their local community means to them.