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Parliamentary briefing: House of Commons Report Stage and Third Reading – Higher Education and Research Bill

Parliamentary briefing front coverThe UK higher education sector is a UK success story that has a global reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The sector offers a diverse range of high quality provision that supports over 2.5 million students from the UK and around the world to achieve their educational goals each year, and is internationally renowned for its strong, innovative and exceptionally efficient research ​​​base.

Universities UK (UUK) understands why a new bill has been brought forward at this time as the sector – and the environment in which it operates – has changed significantly since the last major piece of legislation, the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

However, while we are supportive of new legislation in principle, our members still have significant concerns about many aspects of the bill which have remained unchanged during the Commons stages so far.

This briefing for Report Stage therefore highlights six of the areas where Universities UK believes there is more to be done.​




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