Press releases

The Brightest Minds

Top European researchers need certainty about their futures in the UK

5 December 2017
The UK could lose some of its brightest minds who are conducting life-changing research unless they receive long-term clarity from the Brexit negotiations.

International technicians vital for UK science and innovation

4 December 2017
Leading health charities, higher education organisations and science campaign groups today came together to tell government a post-Brexit immigration regime must ensure the UK can continue to recruit highly trained technical staff.

Universities have crucial role in improving young people’s mental health

4 December 2017
Response to the government's green paper on children and young people's mental health support.

Downturn in UK participation in latest EU research programme statistics

28 November 2017
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published the latest figures on UK participation in Horizon 2020. The data shows an overall downturn in UK success in Horizon 2020, in both total participations and funding received, sin

Industrial strategy white paper

27 November 2017
Response to the launch of the UK government's industrial strategy.

Comment on IFS research on student loan interest rates and reintroducing maintenance grants

17 November 2017
Response to the new analysis from the IFS looking at options for reducing the interest rate on student loans and reintroducing maintenance grants in England.

Employers propose reforms to ensure USS pension scheme remains sustainable and attractive to members

17 November 2017
Higher education employers are proposing changes to the USS pension scheme to address the scheme's deficit and the significant rise in the cost of future pensions.

Universities UK President conference speech: having policies and strategies in place to address harassment is not enough

8 November 2017
Professor Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, has said that all strategies designed to address harassment must be accompanied by activities to support cultural change in our universities.

Europe’s university leaders call for urgent Brexit clarification

25 October 2017
​Leaders of European higher education bodies have signed a statement calling on governments across Europe to speed up Brexit negotiations so talks can begin over the future of European research, collaboration, and student mobility.

European studies professors and course content

24 October 2017
Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, comments on reports that universities are being asked to disclose their syllabi relating to Brexit.

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