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Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2017

21 July 2017
Fully updated for 2017, covering a 10-year period that has seen a transition to new higher education funding systems in England and Wales, and ongoing challenges related to restrictions on public funding following the economic downturn.

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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.

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Patterns and trends in UK higher education 2017

21 July 2017
Jovan Luzajic, Senior Policy Analyst at Universities UK, discusses the key themes in UUK's latest Patterns and trends report.

What do students want from their university?

21 June 2017
Emily Darian highlights key findings in today's new report – Education, consumer rights and maintaining trust: what students want from their university.

What does the Longitudinal Education Outcomes data tell us?

13 June 2017
William Hammonds, Programme Manager at Universities UK, discusses what we can learn from new Longitudinal Education Outcomes data.