Universities UK is the collective voice of 140 universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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 News

UUK response to government announcement on new fund for higher technical courses

11 June 2021
UUK has responded to the government’s announcement of a multi-million-pound investment to allow more people to gain higher level technical skills

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Universities boosting academic skills and wellbeing of Year 13s

9 June 2021
​Universities are stepping up efforts to support the education and wellbeing of Year 13s transitioning to higher education this autumn.

 Blog

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Are we living in a post-LGBTQ+ rights age?

9 June 2021
This Pride month Sebastian Bromelow calls on the higher education sector to “make some noise”, embracing a history of rebellious thoughts and actions by not only celebrating the successes of the LGBTQ+ community but also responding to challenges.

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‘What’s good for the city is good for the university’: higher education’s vital role in the post-Covid recovery

27 May 2021
Reflecting on his role as chairperson of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Economic Covid-19 Recovery Board, Professor Zahir Irani outlines why universities must play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

 Events

Employability and skills conference 2021

16 Jun - 17 Jun 2021, 09:30 - 16:30

Enhancing the student experience 2021

23 Jun - 24 Jun 2021, 09:30 - 16:30

Our work

We help to maintain the world-leading strength of the UK university sector.


Pensions

We represent higher education employers in discussions on the future of the USS. We are working to make the scheme sustainable while offering the very best pensions that can be afforded.

Immigration

We want to see an immigration system that helps UK universities to attract international students and highly skilled staff from around the world.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We support and promote life-changing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds at every university.

Brexit and UK universities

We are working with our members, the university sector and government on the implications for universities and students of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

Reports

We regularly publish reports and briefings​ on a wide range of policy topics and issues affecting universities.