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Stern review deserves a co-operative response

28 July 2016
Lord Stern has provided us all with more summer holiday reading, with his much anticipated review of the Research Excellence Framework, published by BEIS.

What to look out for in university admissions this summer

27 July 2016
The university admissions process is playing an increasingly prominent role in achieving government policy objectives in England through student choice and competition between institutions.

A tuition fee hike, or a link to inflation?

21 July 2016
There have been concerns expressed in the media around universities in England increasing their tuition fees. Julie Tam's blog highlights that this is an inflationary adjustment, needed to allow universities to deliver a high-quality experience.

Where do universities get their funding from?

20 July 2016
Universities UK is today publishing University funding explained. The publication seeks to highlight this diversity of university income and explains how universities manage this funding to support their core activities. Julie Tam looks at the figures.

Positive news on graduate skills – CBI skills survey

19 July 2016
This morning saw the publication of the 2016 CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey, and the findings are very encouraging for graduates.

The Higher Education and Research Bill: we're off (finally)

15 July 2016
After a frenetic period, when – in less than a month – it feels like we’ve had a lifetime’s worth of political hirings, firings, attempted coups and new departments, Westminster is finally settling back into its normal groove. And so in the final week of

Next steps for the TEF

12 July 2016
Universities UK today submitted its response to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) technical consultation.

More flexibility needed between academic and vocational routes

8 July 2016
Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, says flexibility must be built in to a new technical education system