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University spending explained

This interactive explainer shows how universities in England spend their money, and how all of this ultimately benefits the paying student.
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Higher education in numbers

Key facts and figures about UK higher education, from the numbers of undergraduate and postgraduate students to how much universities contribute to the UK economy.
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Our data analysis reports

Our annual data analysis publications: 'Higher education in facts and figures', and 'Patterns and trends in UK higher education'.
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Impact of universities

The UK's universities are among the best in the world – they have an impact on all aspects of life in the UK, and they’re vital for our future.
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Brexit FAQs for universities and students

Advice and guidance for universities and students following the EU referendum result.

News

Universities UK welcomes UCAS figures on disadvantaged students

28 November 2019
Universities UK (UUK) today welcomes figures showing that disadvantaged students are 61% more likely to enter university now than they were ten years’ ago.

Government is wrong to focus on future salaries – new survey of students and graduates suggests

12 September 2019
Polling by ComRes for Universities UK shows that students and graduates perceive university as providing a broad range of benefits.

Thousands more should be able to do Degree Apprenticeships

15 July 2019
Bold action is needed from government to reform the degree apprenticeship system so many more people can become degree apprentices, according to a major report published today by Universities UK.

Blog

A-level results day and Clearing 2019: reasons to be cheerful

12 August 2019
As A-level results day approaches, UUK’s Daniel Wake looks at recent trends in university admissions, and provides some final information to applicants, who for the first time can choose to put themselves into ‘Clearing’.