In recent years, as higher education has expanded, the burden of paying for a degree has shifted towards the individual. This naturally presents difficulties in terms of maintaining the ‘University for the Public Good’, as well as ensuring there is greater equity in terms of going to, succeeding at and benefiting from the university experience. We believe the UPP Foundation can make a small but significant contribution in helping universities and the wider higher education sector overcome these challenges.
The UPP Foundation was created in 2016 by University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the leading provider of on campus student accommodation infrastructure and support services in the UK. UPP is the sole funder of the UPP Foundation.
It is an autonomous charity and all of its grants are reviewed and authorised by its Board of Trustees.
The UPP Foundation offers support to the UK higher education sector through two key areas:
We provide grants to universities, charities and the wider higher education sector, in order to:
Public Policy Platform
We also provide a public policy platform enabling sector leaders, experts and the wider public the opportunity to debate the future of higher education. Our platform will allow the sector to share best practice, as well as discuss new research, ideas and policy with the aim of advancing the understanding and knowledge of the key issues within each of our themes.
The UPP Foundation is a grant-making body and a public policy platform, working to encourage collaboration and innovation within the higher education sector. If you would like to contribute to this discourse or find out more about the UPP Foundation please get in touch.