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What do the latest Hesa data tell us about staffing in UK universities?

The government will publish its Levelling Up White Paper in full today, and we will have comprehensive coverage of what it means for higher education and research on our news pages throughout the day. Ministers have this morning published an overview of what it is expected to contain—including a promise to increase domestic public investment in R&D outside the south-east of England by at least 40 per cent.

In recent years, a great many column inches have been dedicated to the rapid increases in UK student numbers—bolstered by the increasing size of the domestic 18-year-old population and a robust reputation overseas for a Great British higher education.

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