We aim to tackle the biggest issues facing the higher education sector across the UK
The UPP Foundation is a registered charity that offers grants to universities, charities and other higher education bodies. In recent years, as higher education has expanded, the burden of paying for a degree has shifted towards the individual.
This presents difficulties in maintaining the ‘University for the Public Good’, as well as ensuring there is greater equity in going to, succeeding at and benefiting from the university experience. The UPP Foundation helps universities and the wider higher education sector overcome these challenges.
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.
What we do
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:
Increase access and retention to higher education
Improve student employability
Enhance civic universities
Develop global citizens
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.
Trustee Board and Staff
The Trustee Board is responsible for directing the affairs of the UPP Foundation, ensuring it is well-run and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it has been created. All UPP Foundation grant applications are reviewed and authorised by the Trustee Board.
Our Advisory Board
Comprised of university vice-chancellors, thought-leaders, policy experts and politicians, the role of the Advisory Board is to augment the knowledge, understanding and strategic thinking of the Trustee Board so that the UPP Foundation’s support is focused on areas that are central to the future success of the higher education sector.
Contact UPP Foundation
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.
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