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Our priorities for the next government

​Ahead of the general election on 8 June 2017, Universities UK is asking all political parties to continue to support universities by adopting policies to facilitate and enhance their economic, social and cultural benefits alongside their global competitiveness and impact post-Brexit.  

News

Response to Labour policy on tuition fees

22 May 2017
If the current tuition fee and income-contingent loan repayment system in England were to be scrapped, the gap would need to be met in full from other sources of public finance.

Universities UK response to Conservative manifesto

18 May 2017
Our response to the main university-related points in the Conservative Party manifesto for the general election.

Universities UK sets out priorities for next government

4 May 2017
Universities UK sets out five priorities for next government ahead of next month's general election.

Blog

Election 2017: what the manifestos say on higher education

19 May 2017
Mark Condren, Political Affairs Officer at Universities UK, outlines the most significant higher education commitments made by the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats.

What next for the Teaching Excellence Framework?

3 February 2017
William Hammonds, Programme Manager at Universities UK, outlines the current challenges surrounding the Teaching Excellence Framework.