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Our work in parliament

Houses of Parliament

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.

General election 2019

Read our manifesto for all parties ahead of the general election, and resources for 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.
House of Commons

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

New Prime Minister must support the continued success of university sector

23 July 2019
​Universities UK is calling on the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to cement the world-leading reputation of our universities and to help them to make an even bigger impact on people's lives through their teaching and research.

UUK and sector partners call for reform of the student visa system

18 July 2019
The government is being challenged to back-up its commitment to boosting international student numbers with reform to the new student visa route.