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Innovation and growth factsheet series: elected mayors

Elected mayors

As plans for the devolution of power to local areas continue to develop, the office of mayor could become a viable alternative to senior national office,​ and one that wields considerable influence, including over university affairs.​

This factsheet sets out the current state of play with elected mayors and the wider devolution agenda in England, and what it means for universities.


Industrial strategy white paper

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Response to the launch of the UK government's industrial strategy.

Report predicts significant increase in the number of degree apprenticeships

9 March 2017
A report today from Universities UK is predicting a significant increase in the number of people opting for degree apprenticeships in England.


Government’s industrial strategy – a good opportunity for universities

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Universities UK's Julie Tam looks at the UK government's new industrial strategy and highlights a number of opportunities for universities.

Universities, place and the industrial strategy

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