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Economic impact of UK universities

Increasing impact of world-leading university sector on jobs and growth should not be ‘taken for granted’, warn university leaders

16 October 2017
According to the latest study on the impact of the higher education sector on the economy – produced for UUK by Oxford Economics – universities now generate a knock-on impact of nearly £100bn (£95bn) for the UK economy and support more than 940,000 jobs

Statement on World Mental Health Day

10 October 2017
A statement from Professor Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, on World Mental Health Day.

Response to Prime Minister's planned review of English university funding

4 October 2017
Universities UK's response to the Prime Minister's planned review of English university funding.

Response to Health Secretary announcement on new nursing training places

3 October 2017
Response to the Health Secretary's announcement that more than 5,000 new places on nursing training courses are to be created each year as part of government efforts to boost the NHS workforce in England.

Response to Conservative proposals on tuition fees

1 October 2017
Universities UK's statement in reponse to recent announcements on tuition fees and student funding.

Chief Executive-designate appointed to lead new HE sector agency

11 September 2017
Alison Johns has been appointed the Chief Executive-designate for a new higher education sector agency. The new agency will be formed in 2018.

Janet Beer

UUK President Annual Conference speech: we must stand up and make the case for why universities matter

7 September 2017
The new President of Universities UK (UUK) has said that the sector must do more to engage and to explain the role of universities and 'fight back against negative and inaccurate commentary', if it is to win back the public’s trust.

Response to UK government position on Brexit and EU research & innovation collaboration

6 September 2017
Universities UK responded today to the UK government’s position on continued collaboration in research and innovation with the EU as part of the Brexit process.

Stepchange

New framework for universities to help improve student mental health

1 September 2017
The framework ­– part of Universities UK's programme of work to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff – is aimed at supporting university leaders to embed good mental health across all university activity.

New Universities UK Chief Executive urges universities to fight back against misconceptions and misinformation

29 August 2017
In his first public speech, the new CEO of UUK Alistair Jarvis has issued a rally call to universities, calling on them to address the reputational challenge of ‘being unfairly categorised as elite, aloof and detached from communities.

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