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A series of key briefings on UCU policy and campaigning work.

Please contact Matt Waddup for further information.

The case for a business education tax
UCU's Business Education Tax (BET), first launched in 2009, is the first coherent attempt at making business pay its way for the numerous benefits it gets from UK higher education.

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Counter-terrorism and security bill
UCU statement on the counter-terrorism and security bill 2014-15.

Young people's perceptions about post-18 education and training options
A report by UCU exploring young people's views about their education and training options, based on a poll of over 2000 students.

Knowledge economy: fifteen big ideas for the next government
UCU's manifesto for the 2015 general election

Seeing the bigger picture: The future of UK research and development
A UCU policy statement on research policy and funding.

UCU education policy summary
This document contains a summary of current UCU policy as adopted by the union's Education Committee during 2013-14.

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The funding of further and higher education
UCU policy on the current funding situation in HE and FE throughout the UK.

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Budget 2014
Looking at the implications for UCU members of the coalition's March 2014 budget.

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Engaging young people not in education, employment or training - The case for a Youth Resolution
Greater attention needs to be paid to the role of employers and other agencies to the development needs of young people.

The future of vocational education
Bringing together all the strands of existing policy on vocational education.

Beyond the consumerist agenda: Teaching quality and the 'student experience' in higher education
A positive UCU alternative to the consumerist agenda in higher education.

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A threat to UK education
UCU is calling for a clear statement that all services which are in the public good, including all forms of education, are explicitly excluded from the terms of the proposed trade deal between the European Union and the USA.

The private providers' 'designation' bonanza
Since 2009/10, the year the coalition came in, grants and student loans to 'alternative providers' had risen more than tenfold from £22 million to £269 million. Our campaign briefing looks at the implications.

Inequality, life chances and education: a UCU policy on widening participation
A briefing exploring widening participation in the UK, specifically, why it is important and how it can be improved.

What are MOOCs?
UCU campaign briefing on MOOCs - massive open online courses, the free, open access and scalable online higher education courses.

UCU policy position on MOOCs
This policy paper outlines the basis of a UCU position on MOOCs.

Teacher education under attack: a UCU campaign briefing
Teacher education in higher education has a long and proud history. Now it faces a fundamental attack that will cause long-term damage to the quality of teacher education in England.

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