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Efficiency and effectiveness in higher education: a report by the Universities UK Efficiency and Modernisation Task Group

Report coverEffectiveness, efficiency and value for money are central concerns for the higher education sector. Although significant progress has already been made in this area, there is substantial scope to achieve further cost savings and embed a continuous commitment to efficiency.

As well as highlighting current good practice, this report focuses on identifying those areas where more effective or sector-wide approaches to efficiency might be necessary to overcome duplication or fragmentation, and how this can be brought about through strengthened leadership both at institutional and sector level.

Drawing on evidence from the sector, and lessons from the wider public and private sectors, this report makes a series of recommendations of action that can help the sector realise its potential.

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Response to Conservative proposals on tuition fees

1 October 2017
Universities UK's statement in reponse to recent announcements on tuition fees and student funding.

Brighton rock and cough drops: UUK at the party conferences

5 October 2017
Mark Condren, UUK's Political Affairs Officer, highlights key points for universities in recent party conference speeches and fringe events.

Are there ‘huge dropout rates’ at the UK’s universities?

25 September 2017
UUK's William Hammonds explains how universities can retain students and the scale of this issue.