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Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2016

5 December 2016
An interim update of our annual Patterns and trends publication, with updated data and statistics on students, staff and the finances of higher education providers over the past decade.

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Higher education in facts and figures 2016

25 August 2016
Statistics from academic year 2014–15 related to students at UK higher education institutions, and the income and expenditure of these institutions.

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Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2015

3 December 2015
2015 Patterns report continues the series on changing trends in higher education and takes the story up to academic year 2013-14.

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Higher education in facts and figures 2015

3 September 2015
Statistics from academic year 2013–14 related to students at UK higher education institutions, and the income and expenditure of these institutions.

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Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2014

15 December 2014
The trends in higher education up to academic year 2012–13. Showing a period of change this was the first year of the new undergraduate funding regime, which in part contributed to a decline of 6.3% in student enrolment.

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Higher education in facts and figures 2014

13 November 2014
Statistics from academic year 2012–13 related to students at UK higher education institutions, and the income and expenditure of these institutions.

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Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2013

6 December 2013
2013 Patterns and trends continues the series on changing trends in higher education for academic year 2011–12. Data shows how the higher education sector has been changing.

Higher education in facts and figures 2013

29 August 2013
Statistics from academic year 2011–12 related to students at UK higher education institutions, and the income and expenditure of these institutions.

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Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2012

14 December 2012
2012 shows a period of continued growth for UK universities, with a steady rise in the number of students over the past decade.

Higher education in facts and figures 2012

3 September 2012
Presenting statistics from academic year 2010–11 relating to students, staff and finance for the whole of the UK higher education sector

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Patterns and trends in UK higher education - 2003 to 2011 reports

17 October 2011
Time series data produced annually since 2001 under the title 'Patterns of higher education institutions in the UK'.

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Higher education in facts and figures - 2005 to 2011 reports

17 August 2011
List of 'Higher education in facts and figures' publications from 2011 back to 2005.

News

Response to latest UCAS applicant figures

2 February 2017
Universities UK responded today to the latest UCAS applicant figures. They show that applicant numbers for UK students are down by 5% compared to last year, and down 7% for EU students.

Response to HESA 2015–16 student data

12 January 2017
Universities UK has responded to the latest data on students from HESA

'Tuition fees hike' or inflationary catch-up?

26 April 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at UUK, explains that, under new plans, there will be no wholesale hike in tutition fees in England.

What the British public really think about international students

13 April 2017
Karmjit Kaur, Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, discusses the British public's perception of international students as an asset to the UK, and explains why international students should not be included in a net migration target.