Partnerships and associated organisations

We work with many other organisations to support and promote the UK higher education sector.

Associated organisations

Council of Deans of Health 
​Represents UK university health faculties providing education and research for healthcare professionals

Council of Healthcare Science in Higher Education
Voice and single point of contact for academic healthcare science

Dental Schools Council
Represents the interests of UK dental schools

Efficiency Exchange
Helping people working in higher education to discover and share innovative ways to deliver greater efficiency

Health Services Research UK (HSRUK)
The collective voice for health services research in support of practice and policy

Medical Schools Council
Represents the interests of UK medical schools

NIHR CLAHRC Partnership Programme
The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Partnership Programme

Pharmacy Schools Council
Represents the interests of UK schools of pharmacy

University Hospitals Association 
Represents the interests of UK university hospitals

​Partnerships

Accommodation Code of Practice
Ensuring university-managed housing is of a good standard

Advance HE 
Supporting universities for the benefit of students, staff and society.

Employers Pensions Forum
A forum for universities to discuss current and longer-term pensions issues

Entrepreneurial University Leaders Programme
Pioneering executive development programmes for senior university leaders

MadeAtUni
A campaign to bring to life the impact of universities up and down the country on people, lives and communities.

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education
Strategic information service tracking trends and developments in borderless higher education 

Supporting Professionalism in Admissions
Enhancing good practice, excellence and professionalism in student recruitment

IT Accreditations

Cyber Essentials
Demonstrating our commitment to Cyber Security.

News

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USS employers back changes to the pension scheme

15 June 2021
Employers in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) are backing a series of proposals for medium and long-term reform of the pension scheme.

UUK response to government announcement on new fund for higher technical courses

11 June 2021
UUK has responded to the government’s announcement of a multi-million-pound investment to allow more people to gain higher level technical skills

Blog

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Are we living in a post-LGBTQ+ rights age?

9 June 2021
This Pride month Sebastian Bromelow calls on the higher education sector to “make some noise”, embracing a history of rebellious thoughts and actions by not only celebrating the successes of the LGBTQ+ community but also responding to challenges.

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‘What’s good for the city is good for the university’: higher education’s vital role in the post-Covid recovery

27 May 2021
Reflecting on his role as chairperson of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Economic Covid-19 Recovery Board, Professor Zahir Irani outlines why universities must play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

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What progress have we made since the launch of #ClosingTheGap?

11 May 2021
Two years after the publication of the #ClosingTheGap report, Amatey Doku looks at progress that has been made to close UK universities’ ethnicity degree awarding gaps and what more must be done.