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Inside Track | Why research funding cuts won’t stop us working with the Global South

Universities are uniquely placed to be agents for progressive change. To drive down inequalities and make our world a fairer, more humane place with greater equality of opportunity for all.

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USS: Russell Group asks Pension Regulator to release information about its concerns

A letter published this week asks the regulator to release information about any concerns it has expressed to USS Trustees about the pension scheme's recent valuation.

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USS: UUK urges USS Trustee to reconsider high prices

UUK, on behalf of 340 USS employers, has written to the USS Trustee, urging it to review its decision to set very high prices to maintain current benefits.

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USS Trustee: “pension contributions will need to rise sharply if existing benefits are to be maintained”

The USS Trustee has published a 2020 valuation update about the funding challenges facing the scheme. Universities UK has published a response on behalf of USS employers.

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Leeds conversations: USS pension scheme

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Explaining the science behind campus safety measures

Video: One of the UK’s foremost experts in the spread of airborne infections inside buildings explains the science behind measures we’re taking to prevent the transmission of covid-19 on campus.

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