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Public policy

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

Higher Education and Research Bill

UCU's latest briefings on the 2017 Higher Education and Research Bill

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.

Unlocking potential: review of prison education

The government recently commissioned a review of prison education, which reported in May 2016. This short briefing summarises key recommendations in the final report and sets out UCU's main concerns.

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