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Enhancing the Student Civic Experience

A Roadmap to Empower Students

Universities across the UK should embed a ‘truly civic’ approach that equips all students as lifelong active citizens through formal learning, campus activities, and community engagement, according to a new report jointly produced by the Civic University Network and the UPP Foundation.

Growing disconnect between students and their university experience, UPP Foundation report finds.

Student Futures Commission

Students say climate change impacts their mental wellbeing

UPP Foundation and HEPI Public Attitudes to Higher Education 2022

Two thirds of the public in England support the reintroduction of maintenance grants for poorest students, but only 10% of the public think students should be prioritised for help with cost of living. Read more...

New UPP Foundation Grants Announced

UPP Foundation awards over £160k in funding to outstanding pilot initiatives

A Student Futures Manifesto

Belonging to the Future

The UPP Foundation launches its new 2025 strategy

About UPP Foundation

The UPP Foundation is a registered charity that offers grants to universities, charities and other higher education bodies.

The UPP Foundation was created in 2016 by University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure.

UPP is the sole funder of the UPP Foundation, which is an independent charity and has its grants reviewed and authorised by a Board of Trustees.

Establishing the Civic University Network

The Civic University Network was one of the key recommendations from the UPP Foundation’s Civic University Commission, an independent inquiry into the future of the civic universities and how they can best serve their ‘place’ in the 21st century. 

Latest News

News | 17.06.24

Enhancing the Student Civic Experience: A Roadmap to Empower Students

News | 04.03.24

Growing disconnect between students and their university experience, UPP Foundation report finds

News | 18.10.23

Students say climate change impacts their mental wellbeing

News | 26.09.23

New toolkit published by UPP Foundation and Student Hubs to encourage student volunteering

News | 19.07.23

Watch or download the 2023 UPP Foundation Lecture

News | 03.07.23

Reflections on Lord (Bob) Kerslake

News | 23.05.23

UPP Foundation and Student Hubs Announce Strategic Partnership

News | 11.05.23

University-led tutoring should be used nationwide to help narrow widening school attainment gaps, experts urge

UPP Foundation 5th Birthday and Strategy launch 21.10.21

On October 21 2021 we were delighted to be to be joined by colleagues, sector friends, charities and grant recipients as we celebrated five years of UPP Foundation and launched our new strategy – Belonging to the Future. We look forward to working towards our three key goals and tackling the biggest issues facing the higher education sector.