Public policy

UCU policy and research on government and other public policy agendas.

Queen's Speech 2016

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

HE 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.

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.

Trade union bill

The trade union bill received Royal Assent on 4 May 2016 and is now an Act of Parliament.

Charter for prison education

UCU's vision for a stable and effectively resourced prison education system.

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.

The future of vocational education

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