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Elections & manifestos

UCU policy and manifestos relating to UK general elections and government's policies and proposed legislation for new parliamentary sessions.

General election 2019

Ahead of the general election in December 2019, UCU published a manifesto setting out six key areas for reform of post-16 education and looked at how the main political parties' pledges stack up.

General election 2017

Ahead of the general election on 8 June, UCU produced its manifesto outlining a number of key areas for investment and reform in post-school education and invited political parties of all stripes to work with us in developing a vision for well-resourced and accessible lifelong learning across the UK.

Queen's Speech 2016

This short briefing gives an overview of legislation announced in the Queen's Speech on 18 May 2016.

Knowledge economy: fifteen big ideas for the next government

UCU's manifesto for the 2015 general election

UCU Scotland policy

UCU Scotland actively helps to shape all aspects of Scottish higher education.