Supporting Higher Education in London

Other Publications

From time to time we publish or post more general documents pertaining to higher education.

Comprehensive spending review 2021

Ahead of the 2021 Comprehensive Spending Review process, London Higher released a position paper showing how ‘Unleashing London’ and its higher education and research sector can help the Government realise its strategic priorities.

Unleashing London’s higher education and research potential will:

Mayoral Priorities May 2021 

London’s higher education sector is one of the city’s biggest success stories. Diverse, world-leading and at the heart of local communities and industries, each and every higher education institution in London has a vital role to play in shaping the recovery and future prosperity of our great city.

At London Higher, we are calling on whoever becomes the next Mayor of London to harness the power of London’s higher education institutions, both in helping to lead the green, skills-based and jobs-led recovery that our capital and our country need and showcasing the sector’s successes to bolster London’s attractiveness around the globe.

London Impact Initiative

London is home to a unique cluster of HEIs who together are a powerhouse of research, teaching and technology unrivaled anywhere nationally and internationally. Throughout 2019 London Higher has collated case studies from across our diverse membership in order to showcase the vast contributions London’s universities make for the Capital.

The London Impact Initiative is a resource for London’s policy makers, influencers and stakeholders demonstrating the breadth and reach of our members’ activities. The full catalogue (below) provides examples of how each HEI impacts London, categorised by theme.

Download the Summary Report here (2.7 MB)

Download the full London Impact Catalogue here (2.5 MB)

Click here to view an interactive impact map visually demonstrating impact across London.

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Factsheet on London HE and the EU

An initial Factsheet on EU-related data for London featuring students, staff and grants. It was prepared for the inaugural meeting of the London Higher Brexit Task Group held on 30 November 2016.

Download the Factsheet here (0.9 MB)

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Staff diversity in London: update for 2014/15

Data on academic and professional support staff in London from 2008/09 to 2014/15. Summaries cover gender and ethnic diversity for career progression and numbers of EU/non-EU nationals in key academic disciplines.

Download PDF here (2.02 MB).

StandAlone Newsletter

London Higher is pleased to support StandAlone in Launching a new support initiative for estranged students in higher education. Further information can be found in there newsletter.

Click here to view the StandAlone newsletter

London HE

An overview of the economic and social impacts of London’s HE sector launched on 30 November 2015.

Click on this link to view the presentation

Students in London 2009/10 to 2013/14

This special issue of the Student Numbers Factsheet details the changes in student numbers in the capital for the five academic years from 2009/10 to 2013/14. Several trends include noticeable decreases in part-time undergraduate students, and declines in UK-domiciled undergraduate and postgraduate students at HE institutions in London.

Download the special issue by clicking here.

Other London Higher Factsheets can be found here.

Core Activities 2011

View the brochure (PDF: 2.19 MB) highlighting our core activities and partnerships involving higher education in and around London.

Working Capital

Download Working Capital (PDF: 0.7 MB) to find out how the higher education sector in London is supporting the economic recovery through skills, innovation and partnerships.

Information on data sources and references in Working Capital are given at

10 Years of London Higher

Brochure charting our rise in the HE sector. Download PDF (2.15 MB)