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. Climate and sustainability Universities are critical to tackling the climate emergency. International International activity is a cornerstone of the UK higher education sector.