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  • Blue Skies Launch Event

    Blue Skies Launch Event

    The ‘standing-room-only‘ launch event for our publication, Blue Skies: New thinking about the future of higher education, took place on the morning of 23 May 2011 at our 80 Strand Office. Three authors from the publication, Universities Minister David Willetts, Rod Bristow of Pearson and Wendy Piatt of the Russell Group, gave short speeches and then took questions from the audience. Launch event photos are here and the videos of the speakers can be viewed below.   The launch event was originally […]

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  • The challenges facing the UK’s world-class universities and the importance of diversity

    The challenges facing the UK’s world-class universities and the importance of diversity

    By Wendy Piatt – The UK’s leading research-intensive universities are playing a critical role as the UK works and thinks its way back to sustainable economic growth. Our economic competitiveness is underpinned by a higher education system which is recognised internationally for the excellence of its research and educational provision. The UK’s research performance, and the attractiveness of the UK to overseas researchers, students, and inward investment, is in no small part because the UK is home to a significant […]

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