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Our work in parliament

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Our work in parliament – overview

Universities UK works on behalf of members to maintain strong relationships with political parties in parliament and to influence policy change.

Student voter registration: European Parliament elections 2019

Guidance for universities to help support student voter registration.
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Political Affairs Network

Universities UK’s Political Affairs Network provides regular information on what’s happening in Westminster, the big issues being debated in parliament, and advice on ways for our members to engage with committees and inquiries.
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All-Party Parliamentary University Group

The group enables communication between parliamentarians and university vice-chancellors, and provides a forum for discussing issues affecting the country’s university sector.
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Parliamentary briefings and submissions

We produce parliamentary briefings on a range of subjects based on the current legislative programme, our policy priorities and campaigns.

News

Life-changing research at UK universities could be days away from stalling

19 March 2019
Universities UK is calling on the government to take urgent steps to prevent the UK from losing out on hundreds of millions of pounds worth of research grants if there is a no-deal Brexit.

Universities UK calls for salary cap to be set at £21k to protect key higher education workers

12 February 2019
Vivienne Stern, Director of Universities UK International, has today (Tuesday 12 February) called on the government to lower the proposed salary requirement for EEA workers to gain a high-skilled work visa; to £21,000.