The view from the nations


The Journey to a Million has implications for the whole of the UK. In exploring the future landscape, we see the benefits of a UK HE system that embraces devolution, whilst maintaining cross-border progression routes.

In collaboration with Unite Students and Knight Frank, relevant ministers and senior officials explore how the different UK nations may evolve and adapt to meet the needs of the Journey to a Million cohort.

Whilst there are similarities in approach; for example, all are seeking to unify education and skills, differences prevail — in England, work will employers and students sees apprenticeships grow in popularity, ‘Team Wales’ has adopted a system-wide approach and in Northern Ireland, a portfolio of vocational pathways for 14–19-year-olds has been rolled-out.