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Teacher supply – the recruitment challenge

23 November 2015
New evidence on entrants to initial teacher training (ITT) programmes highlights some of the challenges within the current recruitment environment for universities.

Supporting UK research in a reformed policy and funding landscape

20 November 2015
The green paper and the Nurse review leave no doubt that the research policy and funding landscape could undergo quite a radical overhaul in the future.

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Global Indian talent: made in Britain

11 November 2015
A recent British Council event reminded us that #IndiaMatters. Yet, the reality in UK HE remains uncertain.

Why universities are definitely not awash with cash

10 November 2015
Recent claims that universities are ‘awash with cash’ have been disproved by research published today.

A crossroads for UK science and research?

9 November 2015
Spending Review and recommendations on the future organisation of the Research Councils - look like a crossroads for UK science and research

A summary of the Higher Education Green Paper

6 November 2015
This Higher Education Green Paper signals perhaps the biggest shift in the national framework for higher education, in England, for a generation

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Powering the Welsh economy

30 October 2015
As Chair of Universities Wales, I was delighted to launch our new report on the Economic Impact of Higher Education in Wales last week

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Why the Higher Education Innovation Fund is more important than ever before

26 October 2015
Julie Tam discusses one of UUK’s priority areas for the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review: the importance of protecting funding that helps universities and businesses to collaborate.

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Making the most of a national asset

19 October 2015
As the government carries out its Comprehensive Spending Review, Professor Graeme Reid discusses the research funding policies and structures that underpin the UK’s world-leading science and research base.

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Higher education & further education – it’s not an ‘either-or’

19 October 2015
A report by Policy Exchange suggests making cuts of up to half a billion pounds to higher education and diverting these funds to further education.