Briefing: Implementation of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017

Briefing
9 June 2017
The legislation is primarily concerned with the creation of two new bodies to regulate and fund higher education providers: the Office for Students (OfS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Guidance on the prevention and management of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in higher education institutions

5 June 2017
Students in full time higher education are at higher risk of meningococcal disease than their peers. This publication summarises the issues facing students, staff, universities and colleges and their associated health services.

Switzerland delegation report

Report
26 May 2017
This is a summary of a delegation of UK institutions representatives to Switzerland in February 2017. They learned about the Swiss experience of national educational replacement schemes and their approach to negotiating with the European Commission.

International higher education in Facts and Figures 2017

Report
25 May 2017
This annual publication gives a data snapshot of UK higher education and internationalisation, looking at international students and academics; transnational education; student and staff mobility; global research collaborations and innovation.

Progress update on Bell Review recommendation on new higher education sector agency

19 May 2017
Statement from Universities UK, GuildHE, the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) on the implementation of the recommendations of the Bell Review.

Cuba: challenges and opportunities for UK higher education engagement

Report
12 May 2017
In March 2017, three Cuban Ministry of Higher Education and university officials met with UK representatives to identify the level of interest in and opportunities for new partnerships between Cuban and UK higher education sectors.

Norway delegation report

Report
9 May 2017
This report provides a summary of a delegation of representatives from UK institutions and UUKi, to Oslo in April 2017, to learn about Norwegian experiences of accessing EU educational programmes from outside of the EU.

UUK/GuildHE letter on HE bill

Joint UUK and GuildHE letter: Higher Education and Research Bill

26 April 2017
​A letter from Universities UK and GuildHE to MPs and peers as the Higher Education and Research Bill reaches the final parliamentary stages.

UK Strategy for Outward Student Mobility 2017-2020

Report
26 April 2017
New UK Strategy for Outward Student Mobility aims to double the percentage of UK-domiciled, full-time, first degree students who undertake international placements as part of their higher education programmes to just over 13% of students by 2020.

Free trade report front cover

Can free trade agreements enhance opportunities for UK higher education after Brexit?

Report
25 April 2017
The inclusion of higher education and research commitments in future free trade agreements could strengthen the position of UK higher education internationally.