Facts and stats

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

A business is born every two hours at UK universities

28 August 2020
​University graduates start 4,000 new businesses and are responsible for supporting tens of thousands of jobs every year.

UUK response to latest UCAS data on applicant offers and student deferrals

25 June 2020
UUK has responded to the latest UCAS (18 June) data which details the number of applicants with a firm offer to start university this autumn and the latest on student deferrals.

​Time is running out to save Erasmus+: Losing study abroad scheme would blow a hole in UK economic prospects

9 March 2020
More than 17,000 UK university students are hoping that the UK Government can negotiate continued involvement in Erasmus+ in its trade discussions with the European Union so they can develop important and necessary skills overseas next year.

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’.