The Russell Group

The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

A passion for learning – The student experience at Russell Group universities

The Russell Group’s most recent publication explores how our universities provide the ideal learning environment for students to flourish, how they support students to get the most from the education on offer and how they give graduates the best chance of success in the wider world.

Read A passion for learning: The student experience at Russell Group universities.

Click here to view recent media appearances from Russell Group Director General Dr Wendy Piatt and Chair Professor David Eastwood.

Informed Choices - choosing A-level and equivalent subjects

In December 2013, the Russell Group updated Informed Choices, our guide to making decisions about post-16 education. It is aimed at all students considering A-level and equivalent qualifications. This short film explains more:

Read Informed Choices and our FAQs.

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The Impact of Research at Russell Group universities

The Russell Group has launched two major reports: Jewels in the Crown, on the importance of world-class universitiesand the Social Impact of Research

We have also released a short film about the economic and social impact of Russell Group university research.

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Recent appearances on broadcast media

On 4 October Russell Group Director General & CEO Dr Wendy Piatt discussed the impact of tuition fees on student numbers on the BBC's Daily Politics.

More of Dr Piatt's latest media appearances can be accessed here.

The Witty Review of universities, partnerships and economic growth

In its submission to Sir Andrew Witty’s review of universities' roles in enabling economic growth in the UK and their local economies, the Russell Group outlined the need for continuted investment in research, the importance of supportive taxation and regulation for investment in commercialising ideas and a more joined-up approach between local enterprise partnerships.

Our original submission to Sir Andrew Witty's review.

Our response to the final report published in October 2013.

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Latest News and Policy Statements

Office for Fair Access 2015/16 access agreements

The Russell Group responds to the publication of the Office for Fair Access 2015/16 access agreements

BIS Select Committee report on student finance system

The Russell Group has commented on the BIS Select Committee's report into the student finance system.

Student loan book

The Russell Group has commented on the Government's decision not to sell the student loan book.

OFFA Monitoring Report for 2012/13

The Russell Group has commented on the Office for Fair Access Monitoring Report for 2012/13

Department for Education consultation on A-levels

The Russell Group has commented on the launch of a consultation on A-levels by the Department for Education