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Category Archives: About Universities UK
Since September 2010, I have been chair of Universities UK’s efficiency and modernisation task group, and last year we published the final report of our findings. Universities already have a strong record in improving their efficiency and effectiveness. Indeed, the … Continue reading
Although there was much anticipation and trepidation in the run up to Clearing this year, it has proved a real success, with 52,570 students being accepted on courses. These are 5.7% (2,830) acceptances more than last year. More institutions have … Continue reading
The primary reason for organising Universities Week is to demonstrate the wider benefits that our universities bring to the country – covering issues that quite often go completely unnoticed by the mainstream media and the general public. One of those issues … Continue reading
You don’t have to look for long to discover that UK research enjoys a world-class reputation. We punch well above our weight. The UK has less than 1% of the world’s population, but we undertake 5% of global research and … Continue reading
There has been a lot of concern within universities about how Freedom of Information [FOI] requests affect university research. Universities UK is currently trying to persuade Parliament to amend the Freedom of Information Act to create a new exemption that … Continue reading
University sector has strength and diversity to face these uncertain times, says new Universities UK President
Speaking at an Association of University Administrators [AUA] event the other day, I was asked to outline my thoughts for the sector at the start of my presidency of Universities UK [UUK]. I started off by noting that just like … Continue reading
Our 2011 Annual Conference gives us a chance to take stock of the past year and anticipate the significant changes to the higher education sector in the coming months and years. It also gives us the opportunity to welcome Universities … Continue reading
Welcome to the Universities UK blog, launched for our annual conference (6 – 8th September). Please check the blog during and after the conference to read, comment and debate on thoughts from key speakers and analysis from our staff.