18 December 2014

million+ comments on announcement of Research Excellence Framework 2014 results

17 December 2014

million+ comments on government Science and Innovation strategy

The university think-tank million+ apprehensively welcomes the Science and Innovaton Strategy published by the Department of Business, Education and Skills. million+ notes that there is still a number of unanswered questions until consultations are complete.

9 December 2014

million+ comments on HEFCE review on quality-related funding

The university think-tank million+ has commented on HEFCE's review on quality-related research funding ahead of the REF 2014 announcement. million+  call for ministers to address the hyper-concentration of research funding in universities following the REF results.

3 December 2014

million+ comments on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

The university think-tank million+ welcomes the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today (3 December) during the Autumn Statement of his intention to introduce a postgraduate loan scheme. However, million+ are concerned that the scheme will be restricted to just ‘young people’.

1 December 2014

million+ comments on government strategy for Science and Innovation

million+ has welcomed calls for the strengths of universities across the UK to be recognised and utilised in the Government’s forthcoming Science and Innovation Strategy.

27 November 2014

million+ comments on official statistics on declining numbers of adult learners

million+ comments on government statistics that display a decline in the number of adult learners in further education. The university think-tank call for a change to policy of replacing direct funding with loans to ensure access to study.

27 November 2014

million+ comment on HEFCE report on transnational education in the UK

million+ welcomes the report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England on transnational education and argues that it is in the long-term interests of the UK that transnational education has the support of all government departments.

18 November 2014

million+ comments on Higher Education Commission report on future HE funding in England

The university think-tank million+ has welcomed the publication of a report by the Higher Education Commission  titled ‘Too good to fail: the sustainability of higher education in England’. The report sets out six options for funding universities in the future and makes recommendations about research funding.

14 November 2014

University leader calls for change to government procurement policies and protection of student opportunity funds

In a keynote speech at a Westminster Briefing Conference to review the recommendations of the ‘State of the Nation’ report published by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission in October 2014, Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University and chair of the university think-tank million+ has called for government and employers to adopt new measures to improve social mobility.

4 November 2014

million+ welcomes the Institute of Fiscal Studies research on socio-economic differences in higher education

million+ has welcomed the Institute of Fiscal Studies research which analyses the socio-economic differences in university outcomes in the UK, with a focus on drop-out rates, degree completion and degree classification.

30 October 2014

million+ welcomes the IPPR report on postgraduate loans

The university think-tank million+ has commended an IPPR report on postgraduate loans and broadening access to postgraduate study however million+ stress a loans scheme mustn't be introduced at the expense of cuts from elsewhere.

23 October 2014

million+ condemns university privatisation plans

The university think-tank million+ have condemned recommendations from the Institute of Economic Affairs to remove state funding from student loans which would lead to privatising universities and a significant disadvantage to students.

22 October 2014

million+ comment on City Growth Commission report on growth in the UK

The university think-tank million+ has commented on the report by RSA’s City Growth Commission which explores how cities can create stronger, more inclusive and sustainable growth in the UK.

20 October 2014

million+ comments on the Confederation of British Industry's report on research and development

million+ welcome the Confederation of British Industry's call for Government to invest more in research and development (R&D) while pointing out Britain's industrial strategy would be stronger if a new stream of funding for translational research was introduced.

20 October 2014

million+ comments on social mobility reports

The university think tank million+ has welcomed the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCPC) State of the Nation report and another from the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) ‘Who accounts for social mobility?’ published on 20 October. The publications analyse the Government’s social mobility strategy to date and pose key challenges for all the political parties in the run-up to the general election.

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