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More apprenticeship training proposals

31 August 2016
Earlier this summer, I wrote a blog previewing the range of English apprenticeship policy announcements we were expecting in July and a checklist of things to look out for.

Snapshot from our latest 'Higher education in facts and figures'

25 August 2016
Universities UK’s annual Higher education in facts and figures booklet is published today and, as ever, is full of useful stats, charts and infographics. This blog picks a few highlights from the booklet.

Admissions latest – record numbers for 2016

22 August 2016
The numbers of students who’ve found places at universities and colleges across the UK has risen again, for the fourth year in a row. Policy Analyst Eleanor Jubb looks at the figures.

University admissions and Clearing: behind the scenes

19 August 2016
Janet Graham, Director of SPA, the Supporting Professionalism in Admissions programme, gives an insight into how universities manage the busy admissions and clearing period.

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.

University admissions 2016: five myths debunked

16 August 2016
It is that time of year when the media gaze turns to exam results and university admissions. With this in mind, Universities UK's Chief Executive Nicola Dandridge debunks five of the most common university admissions myths.

Exam results and university admissions

12 August 2016
With A-level results coming out on 18 August, the thoughts of thousands of students will be turning to university places and enrolment

Stern review deserves a co-operative response

28 July 2016
Lord Stern has provided us all with more summer holiday reading, with his much anticipated review of the Research Excellence Framework, published by BEIS.

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.

A tuition fee hike, or a link to inflation?

21 July 2016
There have been concerns expressed in the media around universities in England increasing their tuition fees. Julie Tam's blog highlights that this is an inflationary adjustment, needed to allow universities to deliver a high-quality experience.