Richard Brabner

@ UPP Foundation

Richard Brabner
  • Bio

The UPP Foundation is a registered charity that offers grants to universities, charities and other higher education bodies. In recent years, as higher education has expanded, the burden of paying for a degree has shifted towards the individual. This presents difficulties in maintaining the ‘University for the Public Good’, as well as ensuring there is greater equity in going to, succeeding at and benefiting from the university experience. The UPP Foundation helps universities and the wider higher education sector overcome these challenges.

The UPP Foundation was created in 2016 by University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure. UPP is the sole funder of the UPP Foundation, which is an independent charity and has its grants reviewed and authorised by a Board of Trustees.

The UPP Foundation offers support to the UK higher education sector through two key areas:


We provide grants to universities, charities and the wider higher education sector, in order to:

  • Increase access and retention to higher education
  • Improve student employability
  • Enhance civic universities
  • Develop global citizens

Public Policy Platform

We also provide a public policy platform enabling sector leaders, experts and the wider public the opportunity to debate the future of higher education. Our platform will allow the sector to share best practice, as well as discuss new research, ideas and policy with the aim of advancing the understanding and knowledge of the key issues within each of our themes.


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  • My Previous Events

  • Student Mental Health: Responding to the Crisis

    • 17-11-2021
    • 08:30 - 16:45
    • The Royal National Hotel, London