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Employers to have their say on future of pension scheme

7 April 2021
UUK has launched a formal consultation with employers in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), seeking views on ways of creating a valuable, affordable, inclusive, and sustainable scheme for their staff for the long term.

UUK responds to Chinese government sanctions on UK academic

29 March 2021
UUK responds to Chinese government sanctions on UK academic

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Government must not take students’ resilience for granted

26 March 2021
UUK has urged the government not to ignore the needs of over a million university students when deciding how to further ease lockdown restrictions in England.

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Government must urgently reconsider research budget cuts

16 March 2021
Universities UK has written to the government seeking urgent clarity on the future of funding for UK science and research, after reports emerge that the government is preparing to significantly cut the budget for research.

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Cuts to ODA will limit UK universities’ role in solving global challenges

12 March 2021
Planned government cuts to Official Development Assistance funding (ODA) will fall heavily on UK universities, severely limiting their ability to combat pressing global challenges.

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Professor Steve West CBE, DL elected as next UUK President

12 March 2021
Professor Steve West CBE, DL, Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive of UWE Bristol, has been elected as the next President of Universities UK following a ballot of UUK's members.

University mental health teams 'plugging the gaps' in NHS services

10 March 2021
Universities UK is calling on the government to urgently turn its focus towards supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing in the weeks and months ahead.

Increased pension costs risk pricing university staff out of USS

3 March 2021
Employers and scheme members need a stronger and clearer justification from the USS Trustee for its very high pricing decisions

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University admissions teams will 'pull out all the stops' this year

25 February 2021
Universities UK's response to the government's announcement on teacher assessed grades for 2021.

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Head of Media
Universities UK

Eloise Phillips

Eloise Phillips

Media Officer
Universities UK

Clara Plackett

Clara Plackett

Senior Media Officer
Universities UK