In the UK's knowledge economy most new jobs are in high skill areas. We need more graduates if our businesses are to innovate and grow.
The UK is world-leading in research and innovation. In the fast evolving world we live in, the knowledge we create makes a real difference. We are passionate about the world-class research we develop and support.
We are leaders in our cities and regions. Our on-going commitment to the development of our local communities helps them thrive and grow.
We understand our role in a changing economy and we pride ourselves on our work with employers as well as our links, connections and partnerships with industry and the professions. We believe these are the connections that count.
It is essential that international researchers and students are welcome in UK universities - and that our students and researchers have the opportunity to work and study abroad. It is important that we have a sensible visa policy to support this.
We are universities with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. We use our experience of providing high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth.