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University admissions teams will 'pull out all the stops' this year

25 February 2021
Universities UK's response to the government's announcement on teacher assessed grades for 2021.

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Universities welcome UK government roadmap announcement

22 February 2021
The government's plan confirms that all students on practical and practise-based courses who require access to specialist equipment or facilities can return to universities from 8 March 2021.

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Going the extra mile to embrace LGBT+ equality in higher education

10 February 2021
This LGBT+ History Month, the University of Birmingham’s Dr Sammy Li reflects on progress that has been made by universities to support LGBT+ equality and looks at what more must be done to ensure no one is left behind.

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Laying the foundations for a skills-led recovery

29 January 2021
​Following the publication of the UK government’s Skills for jobs white paper, Greg Wade, UUK’s policy lead on innovation, growth, employability and skills, studies its proposals and makes the case for a ‘whole skills approach’.

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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.