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Universities set out case for investment pre-Budget

25 June 2015
In the run-up to the emergency Budget on 8 July and the spending review in the autumn, Universities UK has called on government to invest in higher education and research.

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Response to NCTL announcement on teacher training places

23 June 2015
Joint Universities UK-GuildHE statement on the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) announcement on changes to the allocations process for initial teacher training (ITT) places for 2016 to 2017.

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Universities UK response to ombudsman report on student complaints

18 June 2015
Universities UK has responded to the publication of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) annual report for 2014.

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Universities UK response to Student Funding Panel final report

15 June 2015
Universities UK has responded to the final report from the Student Funding Panel on how the student funding system in England could be improved.


Student Funding Panel recommends improving financial support for students’ living costs

15 June 2015
The Student Funding Panel has published its final recommendations today on how the student funding system in England could be improved.

Nicola Dandridge

Chief Executive of Universities UK awarded CBE

12 June 2015
The Chief Executive of Universities UK Nicola Dandridge has been awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to higher education.

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Universities boost private and public sectors

11 June 2015
A report published today by Universities UK reveals the extent to which universities are boosting the economy, regional growth and jobs.

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Universities UK statement regarding academic boycotts and academic freedom

3 June 2015
The board of Universities UK is committed to the free exchange of ideas between universities and between academics, regardless of nationality or location.

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Report calls for reforms to higher education regulation

12 February 2015
Due to student funding and other changes to higher education in recent years, the current system of regulation is becoming outdated and reform is needed.

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Universities UK board highlights concerns with £6,000 tuition fees proposal

2 February 2015
A letter from our board published in The Times newspaper highlighting concerns with the proposal to reduce the cap on undergraduate tuition fees in England from £9,000 to £6,000.

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Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

Media Relations Manager
Universities UK

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Clara Plackett

Press and Social Media Officer
Universities UK