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Appointment of new universities minister

Universities UK responded today to the news that Sam Gyimah MP has been appointed universities minister for England in the Prime Minister's cabinet reshuffle.


Dame Janet Beer, President of Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool, said: "I congratulate the new universities minister on his appointment. I look forward to working with him to develop policy that supports universities to maximise their positive impact on the economy, society and students. The promised review of tertiary education funding in England and establishing the new regulatory framework and Office for Students will likely be top of the new minister's in-tray. Improving post-study work visas for international students, supporting universities' role in promoting social mobility and securing our long-term participation in the European programmes Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ should also be priorities."

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Jo Hindle

Jo Hindle

Head of Media
Universities UK

Luke Lambert

Luke Lambert

Press and Social Media Officer
Universities UK

Clara Plackett

Clara Plackett

Senior Press and Social Media Officer
Universities UK

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