01 June 2016
National Innovation Plan ideas
Our universities are a vital part of the UK knowledge base but the country could be more effective in allowing new ideas to develop and grow into commercial success.
31 March 2016
Fundraising Preference Service
The Fundraising Preference Service should reflect the distinctive nature of the relationships we develop with alumni and the genuinely different approaches universities use in fundraising.
24 March 2016
Stern Review of the Research Excellence Framework
The REF is a fundamental part of the UK’s dual support system and has driven up the quality of UK research by supporting a research culture focused on excellence.
18 March 2016
Russell Group universities are exploring how to use apprenticeships to train staff and how they can work with employers to offer degree apprenticeships.
25 January 2016
Response to the HE green paper
The Russell Group has responded to the Government's green paper, Fulfilling our potential: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice.
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.
06 November 2015
Assessing Quality in Higher Education
There are already mechanisms to improve teaching quality. The proposal to introduce an ‘excellence framework’ only increases regulation and potentially duplicates existing processes.
18 September 2015
Quality Assessment Review Consultation
It is vital that any new quality assessment (QA) system, or adaptation of the current system, supports the globally-renowned quality of UK higher education. A new QA regime should eliminate unnecessary burdens and support a system that recognises and rewards high quality institutions.
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.