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‘Real shame’ to strip universities from levelling-up agenda

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Ex-education secretary says higher education “conspicuous by its absence” in levelling-up white paper

Former education secretary Justine Greening has said it is a “shame” that universities did not play a more prominent role in the government’s levelling-up white paper.

Speaking at the Universities UK conference on Political Affairs in Higher Education 2022, held in London on 9 June, Greening said that she was “genuinely frustrated” when she saw the levelling-up white paper, which was published in January.

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