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A message from international students

15 December 2015
The views of thousands of international undergraduate students expressed in new research commissioned by the International Unit give the UK the highest satisfaction ratings amongst comparator countries.

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England’s ‘Devolution Revolution’ and the role of universities

14 December 2015
Universities have direct and indirect effects in the economic, cultural and social spheres in the towns and cities in which we live, writes Professor Julian Beer.

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Students and the spending review

11 December 2015
The spending review has certainly given those involved in higher education plenty to think about, with many still chewing over the wide range of announcements and what they may mean for universities and students.

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An independent provider response to The Green Paper

10 December 2015
As Vice-Chancellor of an independent, charitable, alternative provider, I welcome the publication of a green paper that heralds real change.


Supply and demand for higher level skills

9 December 2015
In a report launched in parliament today by Universities UK, we pose the questions, do we have too many graduates, are they studying ‘useful’ subjects and are they leaving higher education with the employability skills required by the labour market?

Widening the scope for Masters loans

7 December 2015
At the Spending Review, government confirmed its commitment to providing loans of up to £10,000 for English-domiciled (and other EU) postgraduate Masters students from 2016–17.


Looking beyond a gender balance in academic decision-making

4 December 2015
The unbalanced representation of women and men in decision-making bodies in science across the EU has long been recognized as a serious problem –

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Patterns and trends, 2015

3 December 2015
Eleanor Jubb examines some of the headline figures from the 2015 edition of Patterns and Trends.

#IWill – Promoting youth social action

27 November 2015
Us and the NUS are celebrating the #iwill week, the campaign for youth social action - calling on universities to join.

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Tackling sexual harassment and violence – New UUK taskforce

26 November 2015
Tackling sexual harassment and violence has also been a priority for the UK government