Following the announcement of the new Prime Minister, Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said:
"Our universities are one of the UK's genuine global success stories - world-renowned and delivering huge positive impact for the UK economy and people.
"We hope that the new Prime Minister will seize two early opportunities to increase universities positive impact.
"He should make good on his promise to support improved post-study work visas, which would help us to remain internationally competitive in attracting the international students who deliver such benefits to the economy, local communities and our enrich our university campuses.
"Domestically, if the Prime Minister is politically tempted to cut tuition fees, he should only do so if he can guarantee the replacement funding to ensure that universities can offer the high quality of education that university students rightly expect and develop the skills the economy needs."