The Russell Group
The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
Multi-million pound scholarship scheme for STEM students
Thousands of students doing a degree in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) at a Russell Group or 1994 Group university were eligible for a £1,000 Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship to help with their first year studies.
More information on the scholarships is available here and a film about the awards can be viewed here.
Graduate contributions vital to future of UK higher education
In its submissions to Lord Browne’s review of higher education funding and student finance, the Russell Group explained that an increase in graduate contributions is the only viable and fair way to secure the future of the UK’s world-class higher education system.
To read more about the Russell Group’s submissions to Lord Browne’s review, please use these links:
Second Russell Group submission to the Browne Review
First Russell Group submission to the Browne Review
New report reveals that the international standing of UK universities is under threat from underfunding
The Russell Group's new independently-researched report, Staying on top: The challenge of sustaining world-class higher education in the UK, outlines the dangers of underinvestment in Britain’s leading research-intensive universities and the wider implications for the health of the UK economy.
Commenting on this new report the Director General of The Russell Group, Dr Wendy Piatt, said:
“The UK now stands at a crossroads – without more investment in higher education, the UK risks jeopardising the competitive advantage which has made its universities the envy of the world. University underfunding also has serious consequences for the nation. As the UK’s economic competitiveness becomes increasingly dependent upon high-tech industries and skilled graduates, our leading research-intensive universities will be of increasing and crucial importance in driving future growth and prosperity."
See also the Russell Group’s first and second submissions to the Browne review.