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

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.

Public funding for higher and further education: resource benchmarking across education sectors in the UK

A report by London Economics for UCU looking at the balance of public and private funding for further and higher education across the UK.

Beyond the employability agenda: a statement on teaching in FE

This statement sets out UCU's priorities and principles in relation to teaching in further education (FE) with the aim of strengthening the value and recognition of teaching in further education.

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.

Young people's perceptions about post-18 options

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

Seeing the bigger picture: The future of UK research and development

A UCU policy statement on research policy and funding.

Knowledge economy: fifteen big ideas for the next government

UCU's manifesto for the 2015 general election

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.

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.

The future of vocational education

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

Higher education green paper

UCU looks at the government's 2015 higher education green paper.

Restructures and mergers in further and adult education

Briefing on the government's 2015 review into post-16 education in England.

UCU Scotland policy

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

Area reviews of post-16 provision in England

Briefing document on the government's 2015 review of FE provision on England, and how branches should seek to engage with their management on the issue.