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About us

​Universities UK is the voice of universities, helping to maintain the world-leading strength of the UK university sector and supporting our members to achieve their aims and objectives. 

What we do

Universities UK is the collective voice of 136 universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Lectern discussion meeting

Who we are

Who we represent, our senior team, and our policymaking and governance structures.
Graduation ceremony

Our members

Our members are the vice-chancellors or principals (executive heads) of universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Woburn House

Working for Universities UK

We offer great opportunities for people interested in working in a membership organisation for the higher education sector.
Laughing student

Universities UK International

Universities UK International promotes and represents UK universities abroad.

Woburn House Conference Centre

Universities UK is based at Woburn House, Tavistock Square which is also the home of Woburn House Conference Centre, a suite of eight spaces suitable for a range of events from meetings to conferences and dinners.

Partnerships and associated organisations

We work with many other organisations to support and promote the UK higher education sector.
Universities Wales

Universities Wales

​Universities Wales represents the interests of higher education institutions in Wales and is a National Council of Universities UK.
Universities Scotland

Universities Scotland

Universities Scotland is the national council in Scotland of Universities UK.
Tavistock square in the snow

​​Our history

Universities UK’s roots lie in the 19th century when meetings took place with vice-chancellors of universities and principals of university colleges.

Blog

Photo credit: RNLI / Simon Culliford

Faster boats: data analytics to prevent student suicides

20 December 2018
James Murray on his personal mission to explore how data analytics could help universities identify students in distress.

Improving access, success and progression in English higher education

18 December 2018
UUK's Dan Wake explains the potential impact of the OfS' consultation on access and participation regulation for universities and students.

News

NHS long-term plan

7 January 2019
UUK's response to the NHS long-term plan.

University leaders warn against No Deal as vital research comes under threat

4 January 2019
University leaders have written to politicians and government to warn of the risks for research, staff and students if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Events

Enhancing the student experience

5 Feb 2019, 09:30 - 16:30

Degree apprenticeships in 2019

26 Feb 2019, 09:30 - 15:45