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Why universities have a crucial role to play in the industrial strategy

18 April 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK, argues that universities in the UK have much to contribute to the industrial strategy, and to their local areas and regions.

Recognising the role of the Higher Education Innovation Fund

7 April 2017
Julie Tam, UUK's Assistant Director of Policy, highlights the importance of the Higher Education Innovation Fund and argues that recognition of HEIF will be key to the success of the government's modern industrial strategy.

How can universities better support local and regional businesses?

31 March 2017
Andrew Buckley, Chief Executive at RTC North, highlights how much universities have to offer local businesses and how the higher education sector can help address critical skills challenges.

The industrial strategy and universities

23 January 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK, outlines the opportunities for universities in relation to the new industrial strategy.

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.

An employer perspective on social mobility: why we need to work together to give everyone a chance

11 October 2016
​It is a sad truth that the economic and social position of a student's family has the greatest impact on their access to university and their success while they are there.

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.

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Enterprise, Innovation and Growth – examples of the real impact of HEIF

2 March 2016
The returns of HEIF are clear, argues Greg Wade, with £9.70 generated for every £1 invested.