05 Dec 2018
MillionPlus, the Association for Modern Universities, has today (05 December) welcomed the appointment of the new Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation.
Dr Greg Walker, Chief Executive of MillionPlus, said:
“This ministerial appointment is a critical one for one of the UK’s world-leading sectors – I welcome Chris Skidmore MP to the role. The short-term inbox he faces is significant. The recommendations of the Augar Review, the reclassification of student loans by the Office for National Statistics, and the deeply uncertain impact of Brexit, will have major consequences for students and universities.
“Just as important is the vital ongoing work needed to deliver the aims of the government’s ambitious Industrial Strategy and the challenge of creating and sharing prosperity across all towns, cities and regions of the UK. Modern universities, including MillionPlus members, are at the vanguard of those institutions that truly ‘anchor’ advanced skills and economic impact in their localities. We will work constructively with the new minister to achieve these important shared goals.”
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