Home > Policy and analysis > Reports > Universities UK submission to the Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into tertiary education

Universities UK submission to the Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into tertiary education

​​​Universities UK's written evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into the economics of higher, further and technical education highlights the important role that universities play in the UK economy.

The submission outlines the role of universities in meeting present and future skills needs in the UK, particularly in the context of Brexit, increased global competition and technological advancement. It covers the types of skills needed by the UK economy, assesses how effective current structures are in delivering the different types of skills required, and sets out proposals for change. 

News

Thousands more should be able to do Degree Apprenticeships

15 July 2019
Bold action is needed from government to reform the degree apprenticeship system so many more people can become degree apprentices, according to a major report published today by Universities UK.

Research and innovation key to plans for UK prosperity

27 June 2019
UUK has linked with business, charities and researchers to appeal to Conservative leadership hopefuls

Blog

The Augar review must be judged on Britain’s best interests

5 March 2019
Universities UK Chief Executive Alistair Jarvis sets out five tests by which the Augar review should be judged.

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.