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Universities planning guidance

In preparing this guidance, our focus has been to achieve a strategic document that can assist universities to engage with local planning authorities and vice versa. 

The higher education sector has an unusual relationship with the planning system. While there are similarities with the health sector in terms of public betterment principles, there are also marked differences.

Review recommends changes to higher education sector agencies

31 January 2017
Universities UK has published the recommendations of a review group – chaired by Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading – looking at the higher education sector agencies.

Publication to improve public understanding of how universities are funded

20 July 2016
University funding explained seeks to help improve the public's understanding of how universities are funded. It highlights how universities raise income from a wide range of sources and explains how universities manage this funding.

'Tuition fees hike' or inflationary catch-up?

26 April 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at UUK, explains that, under new plans, there will be no wholesale hike in tutition fees in England.

Demonstrating value for money

21 April 2017
Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London, highlights the need to explain the decisions that underpin the value of higher education.