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

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Gifts that grow

21 May 2009
This publication gives case study examples of ways that universities have used the donations.

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Academies and trust schools: where do universities fit in?

12 May 2009
The opportunities and challenges universities may meet if they engage with two relatively new types of state-maintained school – academies and trust schools.

Higher education engagement with schools and colleges: partnership development

12 May 2009
Updated version of the evidence submitted to the NCEE in 2008 by every English university on how they work with schools to raise awareness of higher education and improve attainment in schools.

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Research report: Taught postgraduate students: market trends and opportunities

7 May 2009
This report underlines the importance of the taught postgraduate market in the UK: this group now constitutes almost a fifth of all higher education students in the UK and has grown very rapidly over the past decade.

Future fit: Preparing graduates for the world of work

26 March 2009
This second report from the UUK/CBI partnership illustrates how universities and business can work together to help equip graduates for their future working lives.

Changing landscapes: future scenarios for variable tuition fees

17 March 2009
This report forms an important part of the programme of work that Universities UK undertook in preparation for the independent review of variable tuition fees.

Recruitment and retention of staff in Higher Education

14 January 2009
Staff turnover and recruitment and retention measures are important indicators of the attractiveness of higher education (HE) jobs and staff satisfaction within the sector.

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Standing together: Universities helping business through the downturn

27 November 2008
This report sets out the kind of support universities and colleges can offer employers, both in the current economic climate and longer term.

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Stepping higher – literature review

31 October 2008
An accompaniment to the report, Stepping higher: workforce development through employer-higher education partnership.

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Stepping higher: Workforce development through employer-higher education partnership

31 October 2008
This report aims to help employers and universities in developing successful partnership working to foster workforce development.