Universities and Growth – Government Response to the Witty Review
Government’s response to Sir Andrew Witty’s review of universities and growth.

UK Universities Generate £73bn of Output and Account for 3 per cent of UK jobs
Universities’ substantial contribution to the economy is revealed in a report released today that shows they generated £73bn of output and accounted for 2.7 per cent of all UK employment.

Contribution of UK Universities to National and Local Economic Growth
Speech by Universities and Science Minister David Willetts to the Universities UK (UUK) conference.

Labour Productivity, Q4 2013
In 2013 as a whole, labour market activity grew at similar rates to 2012: jobs and workers grew 1.3%, hours worked grew 2.0%, but the rate of output growth accelerated from 0.4% to 1.7%.

UCU – National Higher Education Access Strategy Welcomed
UCU welcomed the publication of the national strategy for access and student success in higher education, produced by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Office of Fair Access to Higher Education (OFFA).

TUC – We Need a Europe that Puts People First
TUC General Council spokesperson on Europe, and CWU General Secretary, Billy Hayes addressed the New Path 4 Europe demonstration in Brussels on Friday.

Research finds that women do not apply for ‘male sounding’ jobs
Words related to stereotypical male traits rob employers of good female candidates, says expert.

Exeter College Principal Richard Atkins named as next Association of Colleges President
Members of the Association of Colleges have elected Richard Atkins, Principal of Exeter College, as their new President-elect.

UKTI Urges Female Entrepreneurs to Consider Exporting
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will be urging the region’s businesswomen to consider growing their business overseas at a seminar in Chippenham next week.