2017 General Election briefing

04 May 2017

Our priorities for the 2017 UK General Election:

1. Brexit – secure a strong outcome for universities and research, recognising the importance of mobility and multi-lateral international collaboration

2. International staff and students – deliver a new visa and immigration system that supports universities to attract and retain talented staff and students from anywhere in the world

3. Industrial strategy – work with our world-class universities as anchors for the economy and jobs locally, regionally and for the UK as a whole and support them to deliver growth across the country

4. Science, research and innovation – commit to at least current levels of planned investment for the science budget (resource and capital) and aim to make the UK even more globally competitive 

5. Student experience – deliver sustainable funding for universities to provide the highest quality teaching and learning experience, in particular for high cost STEM+ subjects.


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2017 General Election briefing

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