Recent appearances on broadcast media
On 4 August Russell Group Director General Dr Wendy Piatt discussed teaching excellence and quality assurance at Russell Group universities with the BBC's Mark Mardell in light of the creation of a "Teaching Excellence Framework" by the Government on BBC Radio 4's World at One.
More of Dr Piatt's latest media appearances can be accessed here.
Opening doors - understanding and overcoming the barriers to university access
The Russell Group recently held two lunches to launch our report Opening doors - understanding and overcoming the barriers to university access and accompanying films, which explore the underlying barriers that cause less advantaged students to be under-represented at highly-selective universities and looks at how Russell Group universities are helping to overcome these.
The first part of our publication and the film below highlight some of the key barriers to those from disadvantaged backgrounds: worse educational achievement at school, poor information and advice, and lower aspirations.
While we can't solve these alone, universities have an important part to play. The second part of our publication and film show just a few examples of how Russell Group universities are helping to close the access gap and open more doors.
Russell Group universities produce vast majority of UK's world-leading research
Results from the Research Excellence Framework, a thorough assessment of UK universities' research, has shown that 68% of the UK's top-rated, world-leading research is conducted within the 24 Russell Group universities. Despite accounting for just 15% of higher education institutions in the UK, our universities are responsible for 68% of the research deemed to have had outstanding impact in terms of its reach and significance.
Find out more
Watch our video on the impact of research at Russell Group universities:
Click here to view recent media appearances from Russell Group Director General Dr Wendy Piatt and Chair Professor David Eastwood.
Latest News and Policy Statements
University access research
Research on access to Russell Group universities by Dr Vikki Boliver does not take into account key factors like entry requirements. But we are not complacent - ensuring our doors are wide open to able students from all backgrounds really matters to Russell Group universities
GCSE results 2015
Congratulations to students receiving their GCSE results today.
A-level results 2015
The Russell Group congratulates students on their results today. It is pleasing to see an increase in students taking facilitating subjects, particularly maths and further maths. We hope the decline in AS-level modern foreign languages is reversed soon.
National Student Survey 2015
Students at Russell Group universities continue to express higher than average levels of overall satisfaction with the quality of their course.
Statement ahead of A Level results 2015
Good luck to students getting their A Level results tomorrow. Our universities may have places available through Clearing and Adjustment - students should get in touch with UCAS for more information.