08 September 2016
Response to Science & Technology committee - leaving the EU
The referendum result has significant impact on our universities and we must seek a positive outcome
20 November 2015
EU Membership and the Effectiveness of UK Science
Science is a global pursuit and is most effective when ideas and people are mobile across borders. EU membership helps to underpin the competitiveness of our leading universities and the UK economy as a whole.
18 September 2015
Review of skilled worker visa route
Proposals being considered by the Migration Advisory Committee could have significant negative consequences for the UK’s universities and research base. Careful consideration is needed before any reforms are made to the Tier 2 route to ensure universities can continue to recruit and retain world-leading academics and researchers and to attract talented international students.
03 July 2015
Review of salary thresholds for skilled worker visas
We are concerned about the impact that an increase in the minimum salary thresholds for Tier 2 (skilled worker) visas could have for our universities' ability to attract and retain international staff across a range of roles, and in the attractiveness of the UK for international students who may find it harder to switch from Tier 4 into Tier 2.
14 June 2015
EU data protection regulations
A joint statement with research charities and organisations calling on the European Parliament, Commission and Council to maintain exemptions that will allow vital research to continue under proposed new data protection regulations.
10 March 2015
Russell Group immigration discussion in the House of Lords
The Russell Group held a lunch discussion on the issue of international students and staff, and the impact of recent changes to immigration policy on our universities and the UK as a whole. This is a note of the meeting in the House of Lords on 10 March 2015.
17 February 2015
Briefing on the European Fund for Strategic Investments
The Russell Group is concerned that EU funding originally designated for excellent science and research will be diverted to other EU areas through the European Fund for Strategic Investments.
21 November 2014
The Russell Group has joined with other global universities in support of research and education in the humanities and social sciences.
30 June 2014
Government's Balance of Competences review - Education
There are significant benefits to the UK of EU action in some areas of education and training. However, these actions are advantageous because they are in addition to (rather than instead of) national government action: the key to success is that EU programmes should complement national policies.
30 June 2014
Government's Science and Innovation Strategy
Our universities lead the world in producing excellent research – we should aim to secure this position of strength for the long-term, maintaining our international competitiveness and paving the way for future economic growth.