28 July 2016
Stern Report on the REF
We are pleased that Lord Stern has not suggested a major overhaul of the REF and made suggestions which could help to minimise its burden.
28 July 2016
Open Research Data Concordat
Openness is increasingly important in terms of research and scientific data and will help to maximise the impact of our world-class research.
03 June 2016
Russell Group and the EU
The Russell Group has responded to the Chancellor’s speech about the importance of EU membership to the UK service sector.
16 May 2016
Higher Education white paper and Bill
We share the Government’s desire to strengthen the UK’s world-class higher education and research system.
06 May 2016
HEFCE funding allocations
The relative stability in funding next year is welcome after a period of significant turbulence and in light of upcoming regulatory change.
16 March 2016
Russell Group universities are engines of growth in their regions and will be key partners in the Science and Innovation Audits announced today. The introduction of PhD loan support, alongside existing grant funding, will be welcomed by students and universities alike.
04 March 2016
Grant letter and research allocations
The Russell Group has commented on the HEFCE grant letter and BIS allocations for research funding
25 January 2016
Response to the HE Green Paper
The Russell Group has submitted a response to the Government’s Green Paper ‘Fulfilling our potential: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice.
16 December 2015
Stern Review of research funding
The REF recognises and rewards the very highest levels of research. We are encouraged by the intention to reduce burden but we would have concerns if this resulted in dilution of its rigour and international reputation.
25 November 2015
Spending Review 2015
We welcome the Government's commitment to maintain the research budget and funding for teaching high-cost subjects in real terms, and the extension of student loans to postgraduates.