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Pensions

We represent higher education employers in discussions on the future of the USS and are working to make the scheme sustainable while offering the very best pensions that can be afforded.

Inclusion, equality and diversity

We support and promote life-changing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds at every university.

Brexit and UK universities

We are working with our members, the university sector and government on the implications for universities and students of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

Immigration

We want to see an immigration system that helps universities to attract international students and highly skilled staff to study and work in the UK.

Reports

We regularly publish reports and briefings​ on a wide range of policy topics and issues affecting universities.

Latest​​​​​

Blog

Universities must help secure a sustainable future for our planet

4 April 2019
The University of Edinburgh's Dave Gorman on the steps his institution is taking to reduce carbon emissions and make a sustainable and socially responsible contribution to the world.

Purchasing power: how university procurement teams benefit students and society

29 March 2019
We all benefit from effective purchasing by university procurement teams, writes Professor Nick Petford.

News

Universities unveil joint commitment on degree classifications

17 May 2019
A new sector statement of intent will help protect the value of degrees

The ‘Nation’s Lifesavers’ – The exceptional 100 keeping us healthy

15 May 2019
People responsible for using virtual reality to help stroke patients recover, curing blindness, using AI to tackle heart disease and designing a device to help dogs communicate when cancer is present are among those named as the Nation's Lifesavers.