The economic impact of UK higher education institutions (2007)

Report page This is the third UK-wide study of the impact of the higher education sector on the national economy published by Universities UK. 


It updates earlier studies published in 1997 and 2002. Since the first report appeared the economic importance of higher education has been much more generally recognised and its contribution to national and regional economic development is attracting the attention of policy-makers. 

In the UK higher education is seen as being of key importance in the creation and transfer of knowledge to the economy through its teaching, research and other activities. 

Majority of adult learners would upskill at university if given the chance

21 October 2020
New polling by Savanta ComRes for Universities UK has revealed that 82% of prospective students in England who are either unemployed, at risk of unemployment, or looking to learn new skills would be keen to study individual modules of a university degree.

UUK response to prime minister’s speech on adult learning and skills

29 September 2020
Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech on adult learning and skills, Professor Julia Buckingham, the President of Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University London, said it could benefit millions of adults