Teaching, learning and quality Improving the quality of higher education is an ever-evolving challenge. Funding, finance and operations Higher education institutes face complex financial and operational challenges. Impact of universities UK universities make a huge positive impact locally, nationally and globally. Research and innovation We help universities secure the resources they need to carry out cutting-edge research. Health and wellbeing Promoting good health and wellbeing is a top priority for our members. Equality, diversity and inclusion We believe that anyone who would benefit from a university education should have access to one. Students Universities are nothing without students. Covid Throughout the pandemic, teaching and research never stopped. International International activity is a cornerstone of the UK higher education sector.