Parliamentary briefing: funding for higher education

A briefing outlining the government's review of post-18 education and funding, and the contribution of the UK's universities to the economy and society.

The briefing also details how the undergraduate funding system in England works, and puts forward recommendations for how we can maintain and expand the role our world-class universities play in supporting social mobility, training skills, and boosting economic growth.

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Universities UK response to government announcement of additional student hardship funding

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21 January 2021
UUK has responded to government’s interim response to the Augar review, post-qualifications admissions consultation and TEF

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