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The impact of universities - let’s not lose sight of their wider role

2 June 2016
Our new website includes a brand new section which celebrates the far-reaching impact of higher education on individuals, the economy and society at large.

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International higher education in facts and figures

2 June 2016
Today, Universities UK and the International Unit publish International Higher Education in Facts and Figures 2016, a handy booklet with key stats on international students and higher education.

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One month to go before postgraduate masters loans go live

27 May 2016
Government plans for new postgraduate masters loans are now a reality

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Hundreds of thousands of students could be about to miss out on their chance to participate in the EU Referendum

24 May 2016
The results of the poll, highlight some good news, and some bad news.

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Are students satisfied with their courses? Interpreting the statistics

23 May 2016
The proposed reforms to higher education is students are not satisfied with their studies - based on a questionable interpretation of the 2015 HEA-HEPI student survey

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The Higher Education White Paper: in bed with an elephant

19 May 2016
The Higher Education White Paper is a good illustration of the complexity of policy-making in a UK with powerful devolved administrations and with a central government that has roles both as England’s ‘devolved’ administration and as the UK government.

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The Queen’s Speech – what it means for universities

18 May 2016
The Higher Education White Paper is a good illustration of the complexity of policy-making in a UK with powerful devolved administrations and with a central government that has roles both as England’s ‘devolved’ administration and as the UK government.

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Counter-extremism, Prevent and implications for universities

18 May 2016
The Queen’s Speech today included details of further legislation to “prevent radicalisation, tackle extremism and promote community integration” via a Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill.

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White Paper: what next for government’s Teaching Excellence Framework?

17 May 2016
Higher education White Paper - further detail on proposals for a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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Why it’s vital that students vote in the EU referendum

16 May 2016
Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor was 16 at the last referendum in 1975. He talks about how EU membership has shaped his life.