27 March 2014

Research Report: 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.

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Full report: Smarter Regions Smarter Britain
Summary Report: Smarter Regions Smarter Britain


small image - cover of research report Student Opportunity Funding: Why it counts

28 November 2013

Research Report: Student Opportunity Funding: Why it counts

Social mobility, widening participation and fair access have rightly been passions of successive governments. For more than a decade this has been supported by specific funding streams, and this report looks at why those funding streams are important and how they help to widen access to higher education.

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Research Report: Student Opportunity Funding - Why it counts
Executive Summary: Student Opportunity Funding - Why it counts


Front cover of 2012-13 annual report

17 July 2013

million+ Annual Report 2012/2013

Amid the uncertainties arising from the Government’s higher education reforms in England, million+ has remained at the heart of the debate about the role of universities, students and graduates in society and the economy.

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million+ Annual Report 2012-13


Front cover of million+ Roundtable report - Who should train the teachers?

24 June 2013

Roundtable report: 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.

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Roundtable report: Who should train the teachers? The future of teacher education in England


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.

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HE Funding in England - Do the alternatives add up?
Summary: HE Funding in England - Do the alternatives add up?



6 March 2013

Breaking with Tradition – Universities @ 21

Pamphlet celebrating 21 years since the 1992 Further and Higher Education Act which gave rise to many new universities.  Eleven writers contribute their reflections on this significant change in the higher education landscape.

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Breaking with Tradition: Universities@21


18 February 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."

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


16 January 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.

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What's the value of a UK degree? report
What's the value of a UK degree? summary



4 September 2012

'What are A-Levels for?': roundtable report

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.

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'What are A-levels for' roundtable report


9 July 2012

Annual Report 2011/2012

Over the last 12 months million+ has been at the forefront of the debate around the Coalition government’s higher education reform agenda.

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Annual Report 2011/2012


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