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Graduates in demand, but skills must match up with jobs

7 November 2018
With regular debates about the value of degrees and whether graduates have the right skills, Greg Wade considers the evidence from employers on graduate recruitment and their actual skills needs.

Budget 2018 – key points for universities

30 October 2018
While there were no headline policies on higher education this year, Mark Condren digs into the documents underpinning the Budget to find announcements of interest to universities.

Addressing the BME attainment gap in universities

29 October 2018
Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor of Aston University, talks about initiatives to help universities improve the attainment and university experience of black and minority ethnic (BME) students across the UK.

Changing the culture on cyber bullying

19 October 2018
The lines between on and off-line harassment are becoming increasingly blurred among young people. Policy Intern Katy Haigh looks at efforts in the university sector to tackle online bullying.

Taking a stand against hate crime

16 October 2018
Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, talks about the challenge of tackling hate crime, and how universities can take a lead.

How universities can support mental health this World Mental Health Day

10 October 2018
This World Mental Health Day, Simon Blake, newly appointed CEO of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England urges more universities to take action to support both student and staff mental health.

Challenging the higher Vs further education false divide

8 October 2018
UUK's Director of Policy looks at the need to go beyond the outdated and simplistic distinction between FE and HE. A new piece of research commissioned by Universities UK reinforces this message.

Anything for universities at the Labour and Conservative conferences?

4 October 2018
Political Affairs Officer Mark Condren rounds up events from the 2018 Labour and Conservative party conferences, with a particular lookout for any university-related discussions.

Student mental health: dealing with the transition from school to university

15 August 2018
As students receive exam results and many confirm their university places, Student Minds' Louise Honey looks at the often difficult transition from school or college to university, and the new guidance and online support available.

University admissions and clearing: what to expect this year

10 August 2018
Universities UK's Dan Wake looks at this year's applications cycle and what applicants and their families should expect.