19 December 2014
Following the publication of UCAS’ End of Cycle Report 2014 today (19 December), the university think-tank million+ has welcomed the increase in the number of people applying to go to university, but cautioned that more still needs to be done to increase participation across the country.
18 December 2014
Following the publication of the results of the Research Excellence Framework 2014 across UK institutions today (December 17), the university think-tank million+ has responded. Funding allocation is set to be revealed in spring 2015.
17 December 2014
The university think-tank, million+, cautiously welcomes the Government’s Science and Innovation Strategy published today (12 Dec). The Strategy ‘Our plan for growth: science and innovation’ was published alongside an evidence paper and response to the recent consultation on long-term capital investment in science and research.
9 December 2014
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
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+ 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 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+ 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
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
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
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
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+ 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.
The University of East London commit to tackling the city's health inequality