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Universities – meeting the consumer rights challenge

29 November 2016
The Competition and Markets Authority has been working with universities to ensure they comply fully with consumer protection law and that students are treated fairly. Its new report finds progress has been made - but there is still more to do.

Student volunteers highlight the valuable role universities can play in their communities

24 November 2016
The Step up to Serve Campaign’s #iwill week helps universities to engage the public with their work and demonstrate their value to local communities.

What the Autumn Statement means for universities

23 November 2016
Universities UK's Assistant Director of Policy Julie Tam looks through the Autumn Statement and considers the implications for universities.

Higher Education Bill reaches Commons report stage

21 November 2016
As the Higher Education and Research Bill reaches an important milestone in the Commons today as it enters Report Stage, Nicky Old says there is still much to do to turn the current bill into the right bill.

Telling Spanish students 'you are still welcome in the UK'

17 November 2016
Professor Paul O'Prey blogs on ​a recent meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary University Group, where he told parliamentarians and vice-chancellors about the press and media interviews he had given in Spain the week before.

What do universities spend their money on?

16 November 2016
In this era of £9,000 fees, students – and their parents – are understandably demanding more from universities and asking how their fees are being spent. That is why we have produced a new interactive explainer on university spending.

Healthy universities: new guidance on meningococcal disease

11 November 2016
With half of all school leavers going to university, public health authorities are increasingly working with students and staff to promote and support good health in higher education.

Notes from the UUK conference on tackling violence against women and harassment

4 November 2016
The numbers attending UUK's conference on tackling violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting students yesterday sent a clear signal that universities are taking these problems extremely seriously.

How to reverse the decline in part-time study? Learn from our overseas competitors

4 November 2016
As the Department for Education launches a consultation on maintenance loans for part-time students, what can England learn about part-time study from other countries?

Universities should build relationships with mayoral candidates

1 November 2016
Depending on who you ask, an elected mayor is essential for getting things done, or a waste of public money. But universities should make it their business to work with the mayoral candidates in their region.