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Comment on IFS research on student loan interest rates and reintroducing maintenance grants

17 November 2017
Response to the new analysis from the IFS looking at options for reducing the interest rate on student loans and reintroducing maintenance grants in England.

Employers propose reforms to ensure USS pension scheme remains sustainable and attractive to members

17 November 2017
Higher education employers are proposing changes to the USS pension scheme to address the scheme's deficit and the significant rise in the cost of future pensions.

Universities UK President conference speech: having policies and strategies in place to address harassment is not enough

8 November 2017
Professor Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, has said that all strategies designed to address harassment must be accompanied by activities to support cultural change in our universities.

Europe’s university leaders call for urgent Brexit clarification

25 October 2017
​Leaders of European higher education bodies have signed a statement calling on governments across Europe to speed up Brexit negotiations so talks can begin over the future of European research, collaboration, and student mobility.

European studies professors and course content

24 October 2017
Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, comments on reports that universities are being asked to disclose their syllabi relating to Brexit.

Response to consultation on the Office for Students

19 October 2017
A statement from Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, in response to the consultation on the shape of the new Office for Students.

Pensions reform

19 October 2017
Universities UK's statement on UCU’s press statement about the possibility of industrial action at universities over pension reform.

Economic impact of UK universities

Increasing impact of world-leading university sector on jobs and growth should not be ‘taken for granted’, warn university leaders

16 October 2017
According to the latest study on the impact of the higher education sector on the economy – produced for UUK by Oxford Economics – universities now generate a knock-on impact of nearly £100bn (£95bn) for the UK economy and support more than 940,000 jobs

Statement on World Mental Health Day

10 October 2017
A statement from Professor Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, on World Mental Health Day.

Response to Prime Minister's planned review of English university funding

4 October 2017
Universities UK's response to the Prime Minister's planned review of English university funding.

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