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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.

What do students want from their university?

21 June 2017
Emily Darian highlights key findings in today's new report – Education, consumer rights and maintaining trust: what students want from their university.

What does the Longitudinal Education Outcomes data tell us?

13 June 2017
William Hammonds, Programme Manager at Universities UK, discusses what we can learn from new Longitudinal Education Outcomes data.