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Universities agree further measures to tackle grade inflation

21 July 2020
​Universities from across the UK have agreed new principles to tackle grade inflation.

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UUK response to National Student Survey 2020

15 July 2020
Universities UK responds to the National Student Survey 2020

UUK response to latest UCAS data on university applications

9 July 2020
UUK responds to the latest UCAS which details a rise in the number of students applying to go to university, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Language learning vital to pandemic recovery

7 July 2020
Universities UK is part of a coalition of partners today putting forward to Government a strategy to boost language learning, which has fallen drastically in recent years.

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Universities UK response to government’s support package for UK research jobs

27 June 2020
​The UK government has announced a support package to give greater job protection for researchers, scientists and technicians working at UK universities during coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Supporting graduates: The Class of 2020

25 June 2020
​Paid internships should be offered to the graduate class of 2020 to support their employment prospects and to help businesses get back on their feet following the Covid-19 lockdown.

UUK response to latest UCAS data on applicant offers and student deferrals

25 June 2020
UUK has responded to the latest UCAS (18 June) data which details the number of applicants with a firm offer to start university this autumn and the latest on student deferrals.

UUK response to announcement on changes to home fee status from 2021/22

23 June 2020
​In response to the UK government's announcement that EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fee status from 2021/22, Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said:

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Universities UK