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The Higher Education Green Paper – one-page summaries

Briefing front coverThe Higher Education Green Paper, Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, signals one of the most significant changes to the national framework for higher education in a generation. 

The documents linked to below are one-page summaries covering key themes in the Green Paper. These key themes are: 


Universities UK response to UK-EU trade negotiations proposals

27 February 2020
​Today (Thursday 27 February), UK Government has set out its position for UK-EU negotiations over future trade agreements, with student mobility and research programmes an important part of the discussions.

Universities UK responds to Labour manifesto

21 November 2019
UUK President Julia Buckingham responds to the release of the Labour manifesto


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How we communicate student finance needs a rethink

16 December 2019
NEON's Graeme Atherton explains why the cost of higher education needs to be communicated to students more effectively.

General election 2019: what the parties say on higher education

27 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur takes a look at the policy commitments on higher education in party manifestos ahead of the general election.