Research report: Promoting the UK doctorate: challenges and opportunities

The publication of this report coincides with news that the government is expected to announce plans to develop a comprehensive policy for postgraduate study – encompassing both taught and research Masters as well as studies at doctorate level – as part of the forthcoming higher education framework. This report, together with Universities UK’s previous study, Taught postgraduate students: market trends and opportunities, published earlier in 2009, is intended to inform and guide the debate.


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University admissions teams will 'pull out all the stops' this year

25 February 2021
Universities UK's response to the government's announcement on teacher assessed grades for 2021.

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Universities welcome UK government roadmap announcement

22 February 2021
The government's plan confirms that all students on practical and practise-based courses who require access to specialist equipment or facilities can return to universities from 8 March 2021.


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Student reviews tell the story of 2020

1 March 2021
​After studying more than 16,000 student reviews, Paul Humphreys, Founder and CEO at StudentCrowd, looks at how students have been experiencing university this year.


Pathways and flexibility are key to supporting lifelong learning

18 December 2020
Dave Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor of London South Bank University, argues that if we are to facilitate lifelong learning and avoid ‘educational dead ends’, universities must play a core role in qualification design.