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Funding

Policy and research from UCU on the funding of UK post-16 education.

Lifelong loan entitlement

In February 2022, the UK government ran a consultation on the lifelong loan entitlement, which in England from 2025 will provide individuals with a loan entitlement to the equivalent of four years of post-18 education to use over their lifetime.

Review of post-18 education and funding on higher education 2022

In February 2022, the UK government undertook a review of proposals for higher education reform, including student numbers and eligibility requirements, as well as setting out how the government plans to improve outcomes and rising costs and debt.

Post-16 qualification review 2021

The future of post-16 qualifications: written evidence submitted by UCU

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FE funding and accountability reforms in England

The Department for Education held a consultation on further education funding and accountability reforms in England.

Initial teacher training (ITT) market review

The UK government have been consulting on changes to the initial teaching training system (ITE).

National Skills Fund consultation

The UK government Department for Education held a consultation on the operation of the National Skills Fund in England.

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.

Future of the Skills System

The Skills Commission, Policy Connect and Learning and Work Institute launched an inquiry investigating the FE provider base, employer needs, and the implementation of national policy at a local level.

The Augar review

UCU response to the May 2019 Augar review of post-18 education sector and the funding issues it faces.

Towards a National Education Service

In 2017 the Labour party proposed a new National Education Service to provide 'cradle-to-grave learning, free at the point of use'. UCU has been examining these proposals and setting out its own principles and priorities for the creation of a new, progressive education system.

Review of post-18 education and funding 2018

In February 2018, the UK prime minister confirmed that the government would undertake a review of post-18 education and funding, with a stated aim of 'creating a joined-up system that works for everyone'.

Statement on additional learning support

A joint statement from UCU and Disability Rights UK (DRUK) on additional learning support.

Apprenticeships

Looking at UCU's policy on apprenticeships.

Briefing on the Teaching Excellence Framework

UCU briefing on the Teaching Excellence Framework following the year 2 results.

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.

The second REF

UCU will be responding to the consultation on the second REF. This briefing requests feedback on some of the main recommendations in the consultation document.

Higher Education and Research Bill

UCU briefings on the 2017 Higher Education and Research Bill

Does Cost Matter?

A report looking at how students' views on the cost of higher education shape their decisions regarding study options.

Higher education white paper 2016

Ahead of the Queen's speech on 18 May 2016, the government published a white paper setting out its plans for higher education in the coming years.

2015 spending review and autumn statement

UCU briefing on the 2015 spending review announcements on 25 November 2015.