Publications (All)

Type

Theme

Year

Parliamentary Briefing

19 Jul 2017

Emergency Debate on Tuition Fees

Report

12 May 2017

A manifesto for health education

This manifesto sets out the steps that we believe the next government should take to avoid future staff shortages, improve health outcomes and move to the greater integration of health and social care as well as support the NHS and social care workforce of the future.

Report

10 May 2017

A manifesto for teacher education

Modern universities have a long history of delivering high quality teacher education. This manifesto sets out the steps that we believe the next government should take to improve teacher education and professional development in England and retain high quality teachers in the profession. 


Case study

30 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: MARTHA final report presented at IMO

The three-year MARTHA project has been co-ordinated by researchers at Warsash Maritime Academy, part of Southampton Solent University and partners from Sweden, Denmark, China and the UK.

Case study

30 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: Graphic design summer school

Last summer the Southampton Solent University International Development team welcomed staff and students from Shanghai Institute of Technology, to take part in a two week international graphic design summer school

Case study

30 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: UK business opportunities post-Brexit

In November 2016, Southampton Solent University's School of Business, Law and Communications hosted its third Annual Business Conference

Case study

30 Mar 2017

Changing lives: Professor Pigment

Graphic Design graduate Andy Evans didn’t just use his Staffordshire University experience to transform his own life – he also used his talent and ambition to celebrate a city and pay back his parents.

Case study

30 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: degree apprenticeships for police officers

Staffordshire University is joining forces with other modern universities on the creation of new degree apprenticeships for police officers.

Case study

30 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: Lighting the fuse

May 2016 saw the start of a major action research project designed in the North East of England and delivered by the region’s five universities with the University of Sunderland taking an active role

Case study

30 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: Software City

Since 2008, Sunderland Software City has supported the growth of over 400 software companies in the North East of England. The University of Sunderland was the leading founding partner in the pioneering initiative when it was set up and continues to play an active role in its delivery.

Case study

30 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: the National Glass Centre

The University of Sunderland’s leadership of the National Glass Centre, the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and The Cultural Spring has been recognised by leading figures from Arts Council England, the V&A and Heritage Lottery

Case study

30 Mar 2017

Changing lives: A Cultural Spring

In mid-2012, a consortium of organisations led by the University of Sunderland came together to create a ten-year vision to radically change the way that local people consume, experience, influence and make excellent art.

Case study

29 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: East London to Langa

The women and men of the University of East London’s Hockey Club enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity last year to travel to South Africa to coach school children in the township of Langa, near Cape Town.

Case study

29 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: Firing the start-up gun

Precision Sports Technology is just one of many exciting start-ups to emerge from the University of East London over the past two decades 

Case study

29 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: Waging the cyber-security war

University of East London postgraduate programme is helping fight back against the threats of the digital world

Case study

29 Mar 2017

Changing lives: Firoz Patel and Childreach International

Firoz Patel's life was changed by studying for his International Development degree at University of East London.

Case study

27 Mar 2017

Changing lives: Dyslexia is no barrier

Third year business management student Anthony Abbott has come a long way since joining Southampton Solent University in 2014, taking advantage of regular one-to-one academic support to manage his dyslexia and improve his report writing skills.

Case study

27 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: Turning the tide on marine litter

Led by the Environmental Research Institute at North Highland College UHI (part of the University of the Highlands and Islands), the Circular Ocean project aims to tackle the increasing problem of marine pollution by encouraging the upcycling and repurposing of plastic litter.

Case study

27 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: The superyacht revolution

The explosion of demand for dedicated superyacht crew led Southampton Solent University to create Warsash Superyacht Academy in 2012, and the ever-increasing size of modern yachts has merited the creation of a new unlimited superyacht cadetship.

Case study

27 Mar 2017

Changing lives: student wins social care award

A University of the Highlands and Islands student from Mallaig has been named as the first ever recipient of an award recognising the skills and qualities valued in integrated health and social care.

Case study

27 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: A fine Highland vintage

Since 2002, the Agronomy Institute at Orkney College UHI (part of the University of the Highlands and Islands) has been working to diversify the range of locally-grown fruits available to northern food and drink companies by testing several novel species. 

Case study

27 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal

The University of the Highlands and Islands has been awarded £9m from the UK Government, as part of the Inverness and Highland city-region deal to establish commercialisation, academic and clinical capacity to deliver projects in health, social care and life sciences. 

Case study

24 Mar 2017

Changing lives: Reducing amputations in people with diabetes

Working with clinical colleagues in NHS Highland and local industry partner Tactical Wireless, University of the Highalnds and Islands' rural health and wellbeing team has helped to establish a collaboration which is developing a new care pathway for people living with diabetes complicated by foot ulceration

Case study

24 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: UWS visits UW-P

University of the West of Scotland colleagues and students engaged in a week-long overseas exchange with the University of Wisconsin Platteville (UW-P) in the US.

Case study

24 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: Charlie and the check-in functionality

A commercial partnership between University of the West of Scotland and Chinese technology firm, Wuxi Chigoo Interactive Technology, has resulted in a UWS student developing a new method to improve journey experiences for airport visitors.

Case study

24 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: Rock solid foundations

Marta Zurakowska, a recent PhD graduate of the University of the West of Scotland has launched her company UK Stone Doctor Ltd with support from the University’s Enterprise Services.

Case study

23 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: Nanokicking stem cells into action

Our bodies’ stem cells have a great potential to turn into other kinds of tissue such as blood, muscle or bone, but sometimes they need a little encouragement. Now a collaboration between the University of the West of Scotland and the University of Glasgow has developed a novel way of nudging the cells where we want them - and turning them into bone.

Case study

23 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: new horizons in astronomy

The University of the West of Scotland is part of a collaboration which received the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics which was presented at an event last December in Mountain View, California.
 

Case study

23 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: Funding for new Graduate Apprenticeships

The University of the West of Scotland has been awarded funding of over £2m from Skills Development Scotland to design and deliver Graduate Level Apprenticeship programmes in Software Development and Engineering: Design and Manufacturing.

Case study

23 Mar 2017

Changing lives: The 'Wee University' initiative

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, officially launched University of the West of Scotland’s new ‘Wee University’ initiative at its Ayr Campus in February 2017.

Case study

23 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: The Mountain Bike Centre for Scotland

Edinburgh Napier University collaborates with industry at The Mountain Bike Centre for Scotland; supporting a multi-million pound economic boom as businesses create new and innovative products for the soaring number of cyclists taking to the great outdoors.

Case study

23 Mar 2017

Changing lives: Award-winning achievement

University of the West of Scotland Digital Art and Design student Michael Mabon recently won the Alex Richardson Achiever of the Year Award to recognise his outstanding personal achievements after brain injury.

Case study

22 Mar 2017

Creating Global Communities: Dual Translation Theatre

Jonathan Banatvala is Course Director for the Theatre Practice at London South Bank University. He is also the Artistic Director of Moving Theatre one of  the UK's foremost independent producers of international collaborative work and was described by the European Cultural Foundation as the "UK's leading exponent of bilingual theatre".

Case study

22 Mar 2017

Delivering Expertise in Enterprise and Innovation: Robotic Innovation

Tackling real world challenges is at the heart of the Centre of Excellence launched by London South Bank University and The Welding Institute (TWI) in 2015. The Centre is developing autonomous robotic systems that can carry out inspections with little or no human involvement.

Case study

21 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: Sustainability study for small breweries

Researchers from Southampton Solent University are working with brewers, pubs, and others in the beer industry, to investigate opportunities for circular economy transitions, ensuring economic and environmental sustainability in the UK craft brewing industry.

Case study

21 Mar 2017

Changing lives: STEM takes root

Female school pupils from throughout Renfrewshire got the chance to discover more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at an event at the University of the West of Scotland in Summer 2016.

Case study

21 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: The fast lane for Motorsport Engineering

Autumn 2017 heralds the launch of the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at The University of Bolton and a unique partnership with Keating Supercars. The Centre will allow the students to be both industry immersed and technically superb enabling them to become distinctive and outstanding innovators through exceptional quality teaching and learning informed by research.

Case study

21 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: Engineering a united world

In October 2016 The University of Bolton announced that the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) had launched its first UAE Student Chapter at its Academic Centre in Ras Al Khaimah and is the first ICE Student Chapter in the Middle East.
 

Case study

21 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: Bringing the Sparkle to dental science

The University of Bolton has joined forces with Sparkle Dental Labs to be part of a sector-leading learning environment for dental sciences students that will bring new jobs to Bolton.

Case study

21 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: Go Global Initiative

As economic, innovation, business and cultural networks stretch across the whole globe, opportunities for students to spend time abroad as part of their studies are more important than they have ever been. The University of Bedfordshire's Go Global initiative was designed to address these barriers, expanding access to mobility and broadening the horizons of their students, some of whom had never left the UK.

Case study

21 Mar 2017

Delivering expertise in enterprise and innovation: Bath & Bristol by Design

Bath Spa University is part of a £750,000 research project examining the use of design in businesses and public sector organisations in Bath and Bristol.

Case study

20 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: Middlesex University, Festo, Siemens and the factory of the future

Middlesex University London’s newest addition to its north London campus is more than just an innovative and modern building with green credentials. The Ritterman Building – named after the university’s esteemed Chancellor, Dame Janet Ritterman – is also home to the UK’s first Cyber Factory training facility.

Case study

20 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new businesses: Trailblazing Degree Apprenticeships

London South Bank University is one of the institutions leading the field in designing and delivering Degree Apprenticeships.

Case study

20 Mar 2017

Developing new professions for new business: #ThisGirlCodes

Bath Spa University launched #ThisGirlCodes, a campaign to get more young women to enter the tech industry.

Case study

09 Mar 2017

Creating global communities: Global Academy of Liberal Arts (GALA)

GALA was founded by Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University in 2014 to bring together Liberal Arts providers from around the world.

Report

02 Mar 2017

Universities, devolution and the industrial strategy: piecing the jigsaw together

Modern universities have long made significant contributions to their communities. Through collaborations with business and industry, public services and local government, as employers and major organisations, they are key drivers of economic activity, innovation, social mobility and community cohesion. As set out in this report, devolution has been a series of initiatives which have proceeded at different paces with varying levels of stakeholder buy-in and, arguably, an inconsistent policy framework. As a result, devolution in England is more akin to a patchwork quilt, albeit with large areas of the country excluded, that has yet to be fitted into a coherent pattern.

Policy Briefing

11 Oct 2016

Policy briefing: Trade in HE services and research - negotiating Brexit

UK universities have forged extremely successful and beneficial relationships with the European Union (EU). In terms of research funding. Additionally, the trading relationships established through the UK’s membership of the European Union mean that the UK has been able to export education without any tariff barriers to a market of over 500 million people. The primary target of these exports  are EU students who study at UK universities.

This policy briefing reviews information published by Universities UK and data collected by the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) to analyse the value of the UK’s EU educational export market to the UK economy. It also identifies the impact of this trading relationship in each devolved administration of the UK and in each English region.

Policy Briefing

08 Sep 2016

Policy briefing: Is science and research funding in higher education meeting the challenges of the 21st century?

Political parties throughout the UK have long agreed that research and innovation are key drivers of economic growth and smart innovation. Universities are at the heart of delivering this agenda, showing particular strength in the quality and impact of their research.

As the new analysis in this briefing illustrates, concentration of research funding in a small number of universities in England is an issue not just nationally but also regionally. Across the country, three institutions receive 25% of the funding, and in most regions in England the modern universities that make up around 50% of the sector receive less than 10% of the quality-related research funding for that region.

Case study

10 May 2016

Going green - Bath Spa University

Case study

09 May 2016

On the beat - University of Cumbria

Parliamentary Briefing

04 May 2016

The future of NHS bursaries and staff recruitment

Report

23 Nov 2015

Creative Futures - Ten steps to support the creative economy

This report highlights the success of the creative industries in supporting the wider creative economy and examines the role of higher education and, in particular, modern universities in underpinning this success.

Parliamentary Briefing

21 Oct 2015

Science and the Spending Review 2015


Policy Briefing

24 Sep 2015

Spending Review 2015: Universities and productivity

This policy briefing concentrates on the million+ submission to the Treasury’s Spending Review. Spending Review 2015: Universities and productivity sets out a series of specific measures to ensure that universities, employers, small businesses and individuals can respond to the government’s productivity agenda.

Case study

22 Sep 2015

The GEM Project - Southampton Solent University

Led by Southampton Solent University’s China Centre (Maritime), the Gender, Empowerment and Multicultural Crews (GEM) project is examining the working conditions, attitudes and cultural behaviours on-board the worlds’ ships

Parliamentary Briefing

24 Jul 2015

Post-study work routes for international students

The Scottish Government has established a Cross Party Group to examine the case for a separate post-study work system in Scotland and the Migration Advisory Committee has published a call for evidence on minimum salary threshold for Tier 2.

Report

11 Mar 2015

A Manifesto for Health Education

This manifesto sets out a road-map and the steps which the next government must take to secure the education and training of the health and social care workforce of the future. The government must commit to a significant increase in investment in education and professional development to improve patient care, deliver innovation and the integration of services.

Report

10 Mar 2015

A Manifesto for Teacher Education

A Manifesto for Teacher Education sets out the key principles that all parties and governments should consider to ensure our schools and colleges continue to recruit qualified teachers who are experts in teaching and learning as well as subject specialisms. This manifesto also calls for the next government to put universities at the heart of the teacher education system and sets out a new plan to secure future teacher supply in England.

Parliamentary Briefing

05 Jan 2015

Higher Education Funding – House of Commons debate

This briefing considers the impact of some of the most recent reforms to higher education funding, including the changes to the tuition fee regime in 2012 and the concentration of research funding in a smaller number of universities. It also notes concerns about the RAB charge of the current system, and what this might mean for the long term sustainability of higher education funding.

Parliamentary Briefing

18 Dec 2014

Understanding the Research Excellence Framework

Report

11 Sep 2014

The Innovation Challenge: A new approach to research funding

The report investigates UK investment in science and innovation and reviews the history and impact of university research funding.  Successive governments in the UK have lauded the role of research in creating economic growth. Investment in innovation is valued to the extent that the science and research budget has been ring-fenced in cash terms since 2010 when most other areas of government spending have been significantly reduced or removed. However, investment in research and development (R&D) by the UK is low compared to its OECD competitors.

Report

27 Mar 2014

Smarter Regions Smarter Britain: Boosting regional growth through universities

The report highlights the sharp variations in regional growth and calls on the government to adopt a new manifesto to boost the role of universities in the regions. The report provides a new assessment of the economic value of graduates who study and then work in the same region and outlines how a new stream of funding for translational research and measures to boost demand for highly skilled jobs and university-business collaboration would help drive growth in the regions.

Parliamentary Briefing

29 Jan 2014

Deregulating teacher qualifications

England stands alone in deregulating teacher qualifications. In addition to the abolition of the requirement that teachers should have an academic and professional teaching qualification there has also been unprecedented deregulation of routes into initial teacher training in England.


Large image of million+ roundtable report Who should train the teachers?

Report

24 Jun 2013

Who should train the teachers?

In March 2013, the university think-tank million+ convened a roundtable in the House of Commons to discuss the impact of the Department for Education’s School Direct programme on teacher education in England. The roundtable attracted over 30 participants including MPs, members of the House of Lords, Headteachers, representatives from Teach First and university education departments and this report reflects the discussions and outlines next steps.

Parliamentary Briefing

06 Jun 2013

Student visa policy and migration numbers



Response

31 May 2013

Report

23 May 2013

Do the alternatives add up?

New report Do the alternatives add up?, part of the joint million+ and London Economics Behind the Headlines series, explores the the costs and benefits of two alternative proposals for funding higher education in England.


Report

18 Feb 2013

Are the changes to higher education funding in England cost-effective?

'Are the changes to higher education funding in England cost-effective?' presents new modelling of the higher education funding regime in England adopted from 2012. It is undertaken by London Economics on behalf of million+. Overall, it is found that “the combined costs of increasing higher education fees is estimated to be almost 6 ½ times as great as the potential Treasury expenditure savings."

Report

16 Jan 2013

What's the value of a UK degree?

New report What's the value of a UK degree?, part of the joint million+ and London Economics Behind the Headlines series, explores the the nature and scale of the benefits of higher education - both monetised and non-monetised - to the individual, society and economy. Overall, the report finds that higher education remains an exceptionally good investment for individuals and taxpayers.

Parliamentary Briefing

12 Nov 2012

Impact of Higher Education Reforms, HoL debate

Report

04 Sep 2012

What are A-Levels for?

Report of million+ roundtable discussion about value and role of A-Levels with academics, politicians, business representatives and educational specialists held at Parliament, hosted by Graham Stuart MP, chair of Education Select Committee.

Report

19 Mar 2012

Graduate Employability: modern universities supporting graduates and meeting the needs of employers

AGCAS (The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) has produced a special issue of its e-digest, ’The Edge’ to illustrate how different institutions which are affiliated to the university think-tank million+ are handling the twin challenges of supporting graduates’ employability and meeting the needs of employers.

Report

09 Feb 2012

Teaching that Matters

Teaching that Matters highlights how a teaching revolution is underway in modern universities with new approaches to teaching increasing employability and improving the social mobility of graduates.

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