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General election 2017: tuition fees under the spotlight

15 May 2017
Juile Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK, discusses different policies on tuition fees and the implications for universities, government and students themselves.

Lifelong learning is back in focus – how do we rise to the challenge?

6 April 2017
Professor Karen Stanton, Vice Chancellor of York St John University, outlines the importance of Lifelong Learning and addresses the challenges that universities must overcome.

Why we need more degree apprenticeships

9 March 2017
Professor Quintin McKellar, Vice-Chancellor of University of Hertfordshire, highlights the advantages of degree apprentices for employers and apprentices themselves.

Gone International – the benefits of students volunteering, working or studying abroad

2 March 2017
Rosalind Lowe, Policy Researcher at Universities UK, analyses findings from UUKi's report Gone International: mobility works.

Feature image credit, Simon Ellis, 2010

Why widening access to the medical profession should matter to us all

13 October 2016
How an extended medical programme at King's College London is helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds overcome barriers to the medical profession.

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.

Improving social mobility: a challenge for universities, a challenge for everyone

10 October 2016
Today we launched our report on social mobility. After analysing the evidence and extensive consultation, we have come up with recommendations which we think will help universities play an even greater role in helping to improve social mobility in England

Annual conference: university sector has much to discuss

5 September 2016
Tomorrow and Wednesday, Nottingham Trent University hosts Universities UK’s 2016 annual conference: an occasion when we put to one side our areas of competition – for students, staff, research grants, project investment and league table positions – and c

What to look out for in university admissions this summer

27 July 2016
The university admissions process is playing an increasingly prominent role in achieving government policy objectives in England through student choice and competition between institutions.

Students working together

How universities can promote student volunteering and social action

11 May 2016
Finding wins in life is not always easy, but for Sir Anthony Seldon, having universities actively facilitating social action among young people could be a rare and supreme example.