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What to expect from BIS’s grant letter to HEFCE

23 February 2016
UUK hopes that the government’s commitment to protect the science budget is sincere, and that cuts to student opportunity funding are postponed.

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Stamping out sexual harassment on university campuses

19 February 2016
Increasing anxiety by students about harassment on university campuses, and in particular sexual harassment, is of great concern to Professor David Richardson.

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The UK – edging ever closer to open access to research publications

11 February 2016
Max Hastings looks at the government’s latest foray into Open Access policy, and examines the implications for universities.

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Specialist institutions and the HE Green Paper

11 February 2016
There is much in the Green Paper for specialist institutions to be positive about, writes Alison Pickard.

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Admissions 2016: UCAS January deadline figures

4 February 2016
Eleanor Jubb unpacks the UCAS January deadline application figures and finds stability in the sector.

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Why registering to vote matters

4 February 2016
Universities UK Chief Executive Nicola Dandridge blogs on the importance of student voter registration.

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Securing success in postgraduate support

29 January 2016
This week, UUK hosted a timely round-table discussion to help inform and influence government’s future postgraduate strategy around loans, access and support.

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Universities are open and transparent – the FOI Act just needs updating

27 January 2016
In recent discussions about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, there have been suggestions that universities want to limit the amount of information they make available to the public.

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A summary of UUK’s response to the Green Paper

18 January 2016
Director of Policy Chris Hale outlines Universities UK's response to the consultation on the government’s higher education Green Paper.


What role could universities play in the EU referendum debate?

8 January 2016
Steve Ballinger of British Future believes that universities can play an important and non-partisan role in ensuring that the referendum is good for our politics and for democratic engagement.