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Universities UK statement on the outcome of the EU referendum

24 June 2016
​ Dame Julia Goodfellow, President of Universities UK said: 'Leaving the EU will create significant challenges for universities. Although this is not an outcome that we wished or campaigned for, we respect the decision of the UK electorate.'

Julia Goodfellow speaking at a Universities for Europe event

University EU research funding gives £1bn boost to economy and creates jobs

10 June 2016
EU research funding generates more than 19,000 jobs across the UK, £1.86 billion for the UK economy and contributes more than £1 billion to GDP, according to new figures published today.

Universities UK response to publication of UCAS university equality reports

9 June 2016
Universities UK's response to the publication of new UCAS equality reports for individual universities. The reports show how likely UK students are to be offered a place and enter university, split by the sex, ethnic group, and background.

Julia Goodfellow speaking at a Universities for Europe event

UK and German university leaders highlight importance of EU collaboration

2 June 2016
University leaders in the UK and Germany have underlined how the EU helps academics to carry out cutting-edge research and enables students to study in other parts of the EU.

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Students unaware of EU referendum date and many registered at wrong address – new poll

20 May 2016
Over half of British university students do not know when the EU referendum is taking place, according to a new poll published today.

Our President, Dame Julia Goodfellow

Response to government Higher Education White Paper

16 May 2016
Dame Julia Goodfellow, President of Universities UK: 'We support the government's aim to protect the interests of students, increase fairness and demonstrate the value of a university education.'

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Response to Lords report on impact of EU membership on UK science

20 April 2016
The UK is a leading voice in the development of EU science policy, but could lose this influence in the event of a vote to leave.

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Response to IFS report on graduate earnings

13 April 2016
The research found that graduates from richer family backgrounds earn significantly more after graduation than their poorer counterparts.

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EU students vital to regional economies and jobs

8 April 2016
EU students at UK universities generate £3.7bn for the UK economy and support over 34,000 jobs in all corners of the country, according to analysis from Universities UK.

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Reforming healthcare education funding - consultation launched

7 April 2016
The Department of Health today launched its consultation on the implementation of the reform of funding for health students in England.

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