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This time last year UUK’s President, Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, addressed the Members’ Annual Conference as the new man in post. This year the newcomer is Greg Clark, new Minister of State for Universities and Science, and here in Leeds … Continue reading
UK universities are at the forefront of some of the most pioneering and innovative research found in the world today. We are one of the most significant research powers, competing with the best internationally. People involved in higher education will … Continue reading
The campaign leading up to the next general election in 2015 has unofficially kicked off. In response, Universities UK has set a challenge to all of the parties – to explain how they will back universities on student funding, research … Continue reading
I was very pleased to be invited by Arts Council England last week to give a conference speech on a subject that has been creeping up the agenda over the last few years –collaborations between universities and arts institutions. From … Continue reading
Reports suggest that tonight’s Panorama programme will expose alleged fraudulent activity by a private company operating in colleges. This company is shown to have been allegedly falsifying language tests and bank statements to help visa applicants meet tough requirements to … Continue reading
Plans are well underway for the Universities Week 2014, which is taking place from 9-15 June. It all seems a far cry from the pilot campaign we ran back in 2010, with next year’s campaign shaping up to be our … Continue reading
Digital networks and digital information are such core elements of the lives of organisations and private individuals that cyber threats that undermine our confidence in their security potentially risk undermining their transformative benefits. Equally, increasingly restrictive security controls in the … Continue reading
Universities UK’s external speakers guidance does not promote gender segregation – it highlights universities’ legal obligations
Last Friday (22 November 2013) Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities, published guidance to assist universities in managing controversial external speaker events on campus. This is a complex area involving a wide range of legislation from equalities law … Continue reading
And what should be done about it? These are very live questions for all those who work with part-time students. And researchers and policy-makers are grappling with the questions, too. Many organisations, including Universities UK, HEFCE, HECSU, OFFA, the Institute … Continue reading