Established in 1994, the Group brings together nineteen internationally renowned, research-intensive universities. The Group provides a central vehicle to help members promote their common interests in higher education, respond efficiently to key policy issues, and share best methods and practice.
Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.
Working as a group, we respect and support our members' particular traits and traditions. We're constantly looking for ways to apply our shared and individual strengths to meet the needs of students and staff, employers and industry, research councils, government agencies and all other interested parties.
Almost 200 University of Reading community-spirited students volunteer in local schools.
Every year these generous helpers maintain the University's longstanding and proud tradition of supporting the local community – and this year 44 local schools and numerous school children benefited from their help.
One of Essex’s core values is its commitment to the environment and sustainability and 2007-08 has been a year of rapid development in this area.
Researchers at the University of Essex have been awarded a share of £2.5 million to develop robotic fish that analyse and monitor pollution in a port.
Advances in technology mean that now almost everyone has a mobile phone or internet access; with this huge increase in electronic communication comes the dark world of cyberbullying – a specific type of bullying by electronic means, including texts, video clips (eg ‘happy slapping’), hoax calls, and malicious behaviour through e-mails, social networking sites (eg Facebook, MySpace, Bebo), through blogs, and instant messaging (eg MSN).
University of Bath
Birkbeck, University of London
University of East Anglia
University of Essex
University of Exeter
Goldsmiths, University of London
Institute of Education, University of London
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Leicester
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Reading
University of St Andrews
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University of York