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Belonging to the Future

The UPP Foundation launches its new 2025 strategy

Student Futures Commission: students’ hopes beyond Covid-19

Students prioritise a return to face to face teaching from September 2021

Student Futures Commission

The Commission is a major new independent inquiry that will look at how, in light of the disruption everyone has faced during the pandemic, universities can take action to support students from September 2021 to make the best of their remaining time at university and support those who are starting their journey in higher education this year.

UPP Foundation publishes two new reports

Reports look at the role of of universities in the ‘levelling up’ agenda and on addressing the forthcoming employment crisis

UPP Foundation publishes report

on Covid support programme for young people

UPP Foundation Announces 2020 Grants

£100,000 awarded in grant funding for five pilot projects


As part of our public policy platform we commission reports on Access and Retention, The Civic University, Employability and Global Citizens. These reports help the higher education sector 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.


Publication | 22 October 2019

Developing a fair approach to applicants with criminal records

Publication | 19 July 2019

A Guide to Preparing Civic University Agreements

Publication | 19 July 2019

Civic university agreements: exploring synergies with Office for Students access and participation regulation and funding, authored by Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students

Publication | 22 October 2018

Report identifies a crisis in adult education as a major threat to the UK economy

Publication | 10 October 2017

An irredeemable time? The rising tide of hostility toward universities, authored by Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne

Publication | 18 July 2017

On course for success? Student retention at university, authored by Social Market Foundation

Publication | 25 May 2017

Social Mobility and University Careers Services, authored by the Bridge Group

Publication | 24 April 2017

Student living: collaborating to support mental health in university accommodation, authored by Student Minds