​We regularly publish reports and briefings​ on a wide range of policy topics and issues affecting universities.

Widening Participation in UK Outward Student Mobility

12 May 2021
This report looks at the extent to which disadvantaged students spend time abroad.

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COVID-safe behaviours and returning to campus

20 April 2021
This guidance aims to support and inform COVID-safe preparations as further students return to campus this academic year and ahead of 2021/22.

Degree classification in 2019-20

14 April 2021
Data released in January 2021 showed that across the UK, there had been an increase of upper awards in 2019–20. This briefing examines the various factors that may have contributed to this.

Supporting international student financial hardship - guidance for universities

25 March 2021
This guidance consists of points to consider when dealing with international student hardship and examples of best practice already being undertaken within higher education institutions.

USS 2020 valuation

8 March 2021
UUK briefing providing the background, context and the next steps of the 2020 USS valuation.

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Post-Brexit immigration rules in Europe

International Report
5 February 2021
This information has been commissioned with the goal to help universities’ international offices in their work of sending students abroad, as well as researchers who have to visit these countries for their research.

UUK's response to Ofqual and DfE consultations on how grades should be awarded in summer 2021

Consultations and responses
3 February 2021
Universities UK’s response to the Ofqual and DfE consultations on arrangements for awarding grades for GCSE, AS and A levels and on awarding arrangements for a range of vocational and technical qualifications in summer 2021.

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Higher technical education – discussion paper

2 February 2021
This discussion paper sets an agenda for how universities can increase their higher technical education provision.

UUK's submission to the APPG for Students’ inquiry into ‘the impact of the pandemic on students’ tuition and accommodation’

Consultations and responses
21 January 2021
UUK's submission to the APPG for Students’ inquiry into ‘the impact of the pandemic on students’ tuition and accommodation’