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Parliamentary briefings and submissions

We produce parliamentary briefings on a range of subjects based on the current legislative programme, our policy priorities and campaigns.

These include briefings on immigration and freedom of speech.

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Submission to the MAC Consultation

16 January 2020
A briefing summarising UUK's submission to the MAC Consultation on the current salary threshold level of the skilled-worker route.

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Skills, jobs and opportunity: a vision for higher education

14 January 2020
Universities UK calls on the government to work with universities to support us in the key role we have to play in skills productivity, social justice and research, from local communities to the global stage.

USS 2018 valuation

Briefing
7 November 2019
Briefing on background and context of the dispute and the efforts made by affected universities to resolve it.

University links with the armed forces

Briefing
18 October 2019
​Universities UK is encouraging all members to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.

Review of post-18 education and funding

24 May 2019
This briefing outlines the six tests which Universities UK thinks the recommendations of the upcoming review of post-18 education and funding need to pass if it we are to maintain quality, access and choice in post-18 education.

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The uses and limits of Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data

28 March 2019
A parliamentary briefing providing an overview of what Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data is and how it can be useful to students, policy makers and higher education institutions.

Universities UK response to Office for Students consultation on regulating access and participation

18 December 2018
​Universities UK's response to 'A new approach to regulating access and participation in English higher education – Office for Students consultation'.

Parliamentary briefing: An improved post-study work system

Briefing
4 September 2018
A briefing outlining UUK’s proposal for an improved post-study work offer for international students who have completed their study at a UK university, allowing these students to contribute their skills and expertise to their local communities.

Briefing: student contracts

Briefing
1 August 2018
A briefing exploring the development of student contracts and sets out recommendations for good practice

Parliamentary briefing: backbench business debate on Erasmus+

Briefing
20 June 2018
A briefing for MPs ahead of a backbench business debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 21 June 2018 on future UK access to Erasmus+ and successor schemes.

Blogs

General election 2019: what the parties say on higher education

27 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur takes a look at the policy commitments on higher education in party manifestos ahead of the general election.

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General election 2019: skills, jobs and opportunity

11 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on the policies that all parties should commit to, to ensure UK universities remain a global success story.

News

Universities UK responds to Labour manifesto

21 November 2019
UUK President Julia Buckingham responds to the release of the Labour manifesto

New Prime Minister must support the continued success of university sector

23 July 2019
​Universities UK is calling on the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to cement the world-leading reputation of our universities and to help them to make an even bigger impact on people's lives through their teaching and research.

UUK and sector partners call for reform of the student visa system

18 July 2019
The government is being challenged to back-up its commitment to boosting international student numbers with reform to the new student visa route.