Press releases

UUK response to government plans to introduce a Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, as outlined in the Queen’s Speech

11 May 2021
UUK has responded to government plans to introduce a Skills and Post-16 Education Bill, including a flexible loan to adults for higher-level education or training at any point in their lives.

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Government decision on student returns in England 'hugely disappointing for students'

13 April 2021
UUK's response to the government's decision to delay further student returns until at least 17 May 2021.

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Joint letter from UUK, Student Minds and NUS on student returns

11 April 2021
With student and young people’s wellbeing at risk, universities are keen to ensure that students can experience the positive learning and wellbeing benefits of returning to Covid-safe campuses for the summer term.

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Universities demand answers from government on student returns

7 April 2021
Universities and up to a million students were eagerly awaiting the government’s latest roadmap announcement, in anticipation that they would be able to return to safe, socially-distanced in-person teaching and learning from 12 April.

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Employers to have their say on future of pension scheme

7 April 2021
UUK has launched a formal consultation with employers in the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), seeking views on ways of creating a valuable, affordable, inclusive, and sustainable scheme for their staff for the long term.

UUK responds to Chinese government sanctions on UK academic

29 March 2021
UUK responds to Chinese government sanctions on UK academic

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Government must not take students’ resilience for granted

26 March 2021
UUK has urged the government not to ignore the needs of over a million university students when deciding how to further ease lockdown restrictions in England.

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Government must urgently reconsider research budget cuts

16 March 2021
Universities UK has written to the government seeking urgent clarity on the future of funding for UK science and research, after reports emerge that the government is preparing to significantly cut the budget for research.

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Cuts to ODA will limit UK universities’ role in solving global challenges

12 March 2021
Planned government cuts to Official Development Assistance funding (ODA) will fall heavily on UK universities, severely limiting their ability to combat pressing global challenges.

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Steven Jefferies

Head of Media
Universities UK

Eloise Phillips

Eloise Phillips

Media Officer
Universities UK

Clara Plackett

Clara Plackett

Senior Media Officer
Universities UK