University APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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To act as a high-level forum for discussion between university leaders and parliamentarians on issues affecting the higher education sector.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Speeches related to University

1. Students’ Return to Universities
29/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: a loan for a higher technical course as for a university degree. The Government will give everyone a flexible - Speech Link
2: concerning.The situation as students return to university is desperately worrying. Across the country, - Speech Link

2. Tuition Fees
16/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: Committee, Session 2019–21, The impact of Covid-19 on university students, HC 527; Third Special Report of the - Speech Link
2: 302855, 306494, 324762, and 552911, relating to university tuition fees.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

3. Students’ Return to Universities
01/10/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: a loan for a higher technical course as for a university degree. The Government will give everyone a flexible - Speech Link
2: are beginning a new chapter in their lives at university, together with those who are returning to carry - Speech Link
3: result of an enormous team effort throughout the university and higher education sector. We have drawn on - Speech Link

4. University of Bristol: Jewish Students
24/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: and what discussions they have had with (1) the University of Bristol, and (2) the police, about the steps - Speech Link
2: directly in this case, but we consider that the University of Bristol could do more to make its condemnation - Speech Link
3: collectively responsible for them. We are glad that the University of Bristol has adopted that definition and we - Speech Link

5. University Students: Compensation for Lost Teaching and Rent
15/04/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: to university students and his Department’s plans to provide financial compensation to university students - Speech Link
2: million students who have still not returned to university since Christmas were told that they should not - Speech Link
3: them the opportunity to get back, for the wider university experience as well.In regard to monitoring - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to University
1. Open University
asked by: Lord Watson of Invergowrie
18/03/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to permit the Open University to offer initial teacher training courses.

2. Sheffield University
asked by: Julian Lewis
29/01/2020
... whether he plans to take steps in response to proposals by Sheffield university to pay some students to monitor and report on statements made by other students which might be regarded as micro-aggressions; what progress he has made on bringing forward proposals to safeguard free speech in colleges and universities; and if he will draw the lessons of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four to the attention of college and university staff during this 70th anniversary year of the author’s death.

3. Coventry University
asked by: Lord Patten
14/01/2020
... eight pro-vice-chancellors and seven assistant pro-vice-chancellors.

4. Teesside University
asked by: Paul Williams
09/09/2019
... what discussions his Department has had with Teesside University on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

5. Cambridge University and Oxford University: Admissions
asked by: Neil O'Brien
04/06/2020
... how many students entered (a) Oxford and (b) Cambridge universities from (i) UK independent (ii) UK state schools (iii) other and overseas (iv) in total.

Latest Questions
11 Current APPG Officers
Chris Skidmore Portrait
Chris Skidmore
Co-Chair
Conservative - Kingswood
Joined: 1st July 2020
Paul Blomfield Portrait
Paul Blomfield
Secretary
Labour - Sheffield Central
Joined: 28th September 2017
Lord Norton of Louth Portrait
Lord Norton of Louth
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Daniel Zeichner MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8462.

Email: daniel@danielzeichner.co.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Harriet Jones, Universities UK, Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ. Tel: 020 7419 5621

Email: appug@universitiesuk.ac.uk

Group's Website:

https://appg-universities.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
1 Jan 2018
Source
Universities UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2018
Value
£49,501
Date
1 Jan 2018
Source
Universities UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2018 To : 31/12/2018
Value
£49,501
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
Universities UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£49,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the University APPG

Former APPG Officers
Aaron Bell Portrait
Aaron Bell
Vice Chair
Conservative - Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 1st July 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
Alyn Smith Portrait
Alyn Smith
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Stirling
Joined: 1st July 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Maddock Portrait
Baroness Maddock
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Deceased - 26 June 2020
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 20th May 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Vicky Ford Portrait
Vicky Ford
Co-Chair
Conservative - Chelmsford
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 24th February 2020
1 APPG Membership
Energy Studies
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Portrait
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Rupa Huq Portrait
Rupa Huq
Vice Chair
Labour - Ealing Central and Acton
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 19th June 2019
Nic Dakin Portrait
Nic Dakin
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Scunthorpe
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships