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Skills, jobs and opportunity: a vision for higher education

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The UK's world-leading universities transform lives for  the better, make local communities better places to live  and improve society and social justice through our access, teaching, research and partnerships. 

The UK's universities generate more than £95 billion for the economy, £13.1 billion in export earnings and over 940,000 full-time equivalent jobs. We are a success story – and one of the UK's greatest assets. Universities UK calls on the government to work with universities to support us in the key role we have to play in skills productivity, social justice and research, from local communities to the global stage.


News

UUK response to government’s interim response to the Augar review, post-qualifications admissions consultation and TEF

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UUK has responded to government’s interim response to the Augar review, post-qualifications admissions consultation and TEF

UUK response to announcement that the UK and EU have agreed a deal on a future trade agreement

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UUK has responded to the announcement that the UK and EU have agreed a deal on a future trade agreement.

Blog

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Funding for adult learners will boost the UK's economic recovery

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