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Innovation and growth factsheet series: elected mayors

Elected mayors

As plans for the devolution of power to local areas continue to develop, the office of mayor could become a viable alternative to senior national office,​ and one that wields considerable influence, including over university affairs.​

This factsheet sets out the current state of play with elected mayors and the wider devolution agenda in England, and what it means for universities.


​Time is running out to save Erasmus+: Losing study abroad scheme would blow a hole in UK economic prospects

9 March 2020
More than 17,000 UK university students are hoping that the UK Government can negotiate continued involvement in Erasmus+ in its trade discussions with the European Union so they can develop important and necessary skills overseas next year.

Golden opportunity for government to reverse decline in adult learning

2 March 2020
Greater financial support would supercharge lifelong learning


Seizing the opportunity to offer more people the chance of success through higher technical education

21 November 2019
UUK's Greg Wade on the 'missing middle' of level 4 and 5 qualifications, and shares UUK's recommendations for government.

City with blue sky

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.