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Raising attainment through university-school partnerships

Raising attainment through university school partnerships

Universities are committed to improving social mobility, widening access to higher education, and raising aspiration and attainment – objectives shared by the government. 
This booklet uses a series of case studies to highlight how universities and schools are already working closely together through effective partnerships that have demonstrable impact.​It also outlines how universities could work with the g​overnment to best deliver its objectives based on what works and what schools need.​​

 

News

Education system must change to support flexible study

26 October 2018
Shorter and more flexible courses could encourage more people of all ages to improve their skills and life chances at university. This is one of the main findings of a project set up by Universities UK (UUK) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Unemployment rate for graduates at its lowest for 39 years

18 October 2018
UUK response to a report from Prospects on the graduate labour market.

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BME attainment: why universities must do more than 'mind the gap'

13 November 2018
Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University of West England, Bristol, on the initiatives his institution is running to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for BME students in the UK.

Graduates in demand, but skills must match up with jobs

7 November 2018
With regular debates about the value of degrees and whether graduates have the right skills, Greg Wade considers the evidence from employers on graduate recruitment and their actual skills needs.