26 September 2014

National Centre for Universities and Businesses blog by million+ Chair on The Innovation Challenge

Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University and Chair, million+ discusses the current state of research funding in the UK and elaborates on topics in our latest report.

25 September 2014

Growth by Research: the benefits of research funding in universities

Following the publication of our report The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding we showcase case studies on university research making an impact on society and the economy.

4 September 2014

million+ at Party Conferences 2014

For the coming conference season million+ and NUS are pleased to co-host fringe events at the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat party conferences.

4 September 2014

Vice-Principal of Abertay University takes on tough 120 mile challenge to fundraise for students

Abertay Vice-Principal Professor Steve Olivier completes a 120 mile coast-to-coast challenge to fundraise for Abertay's student athletes

12 August 2014

million+ supports NUS campaign to save AS level qualification

We believe that decoupling the AS level from the A level, creating a standalone qualification which will not contribute to an A level grade, will be detrimental to many students wanting to progress through post-16 study. We are calling for a full reversal of the decoupling of the AS and A level, allowing students to take an AS level as part of their full A level qualification.

6 August 2014

Policy Review opinion piece by million+ CEO on David Willetts' proposal to overhaul the student loans system in England

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ examines the proposed plans by David Willetts, now Ex-Minister for Higher Education, Science and Skills, that explored a scheme in which universities would be asked to shoulder responsibility for some of the loans of their students in return for permission to raise tuition fee.

23 July 2014

Welcoming international students to the UK

million+ are supporting a petition led by the independent Think Tank Bright Blue to remove international students from net migration targets.

16 July 2014

BBC News - Greg Clark universities minister as Willetts steps down

BBC News - Greg Clark universities minister as Willetts steps down

15 July 2014

million+ comment on David Willetts' resignation

It is unusual for Ministers tasked with introducing highly controversial reforms to be remembered fondly but David Willetts ticked the boxes in terms of integrity and as a result won respect even among those who were strongly opposed to the government's policies.

23 May 2014

Educational play revealed at Abertay Digital Graduate Show

The hidden educational benefits of free-to-play computer games will be revealed in a student project at the Abertay Digital Graduate Show, which opened Friday 23 May.

8 May 2014

Australian Communications Minister talks business during visit to London Met

London Metropolitan University's specialist business incubator, Accelerator, hosted a round-table event for the Australian Minister for Communications, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP.

2 May 2014

BBC coverage: Teacher-training courses under review

Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ was quoted today (02 May) in a BBC article following an annoucement by the Secretary of State for Education that a review into Teacher Training Courses is to be undertaken.

3 April 2014

Local MP support for million+ manifesto for the regions reported in Grimsby Telegraph

Our new report sets out ways in which the regions could share a greater proportion of the nation's economic impact outside London and the South East. Parliamentary Correspondent Caroline Wheeler from the Grimsby Telegraph talks to the area's MPs about the million+ manifesto that adopts a new approach to tackling regional imbalances through universities.

1 April 2014

Business leaders in the North East welcome million+ report on regional growth

Business leaders in the North East have welcomed our new report Smarter Regions Smarter Britain which puts pressure on the government to tackle the regional imbalances in the economy. As reported in The Journal last week, our report revealed North East graduates contribute £1.4bn to the regional economy.

28 March 2014

Politics Home feature blog by million+ chief executive on new regional growth report

The publication of the new million+ report Smarter Regions Smarter Britain: Boosting regional growth through universities is the start of a campaign to ensure that the benefits of the economic recovery are more equally shared to create a smarter and fairer Britain. Pam Tatlow, Chief Executive, million+ discusses the manifesto for the regions as a guest blogger on Politics Home.

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