Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the West of England Professor Steve West has announced that it is important that the University remains focused on its ambitions for the future as the indications point to a Conservative second term this morning.
Professor West wants the sector to be represented in Westminster although universities are usually politically neutral.
School inspectors are to publish their first-ever report on education standards in the South West later this morning.
The Ofsted report will say that too many children are not doing well enough despite the growing number of good or outstanding schools in the region.
It will also compare the performances of individual local authorities.
Thousands of children in the West Country have broken up for the long summer holidays, with some saying a final good-bye to their primary classes.
It is not only the pupils facing changes but their schools as well, as our Education Correspondent Richard Payne found out:
A school is seeing dramatic improvements in its pupils' reading abilities after introducing a revolutionary 'brain training' programme.
Early morning methods include hand massage and marching.
The reading ages of some children have jumped four years in just three months.
Our Education Correspondent Richard Payne reports:
At least five schools in the west country have begun legal action over changes to the GCSE marking system.
Many students who were predicted to get grade Cs in their English papers actually got Ds.
They want GCSE English exam papers taken in June to be treated the same as those taken in January earlier this year. Cheltenham's Bournside School and Colston School in Bristol are both involved.
Pupils at a school near Bristol which was evacuated in a health scare have returned to classes.
Emergency services were called to The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath at yesterday [Monday] afternoon.
An investigation into what caused the children to become ill is continuing. It is thought to have been a virus.
A primary school in South Gloucestershire is reopening after being evacuated over a possible chemical scare yesterday.
Parents of children at The Manor C of E Primary School in Coalpit Heath have been told to keep them at home if they are unwell.
Fire crews inspected the building but didn't find any problems.
A school evacuated, after more than 25 children fell ill, is due to reopen tomorrow. Emergency Services were called to Manor Primary School at Coalpit Heath this afternoon (July 9th) after children started to suffer from headaches and nausea.
South Gloucestershire Council says gas safety checks are being carried out as a precaution. The school is due to reopen tomorrow.
Twenty six school children have been treated by paramedics at a primary school following its evacuated after several children started feeling ill. South Gloucestershire Council says carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the potential causes being investigated.
South Western Ambulance Service was called to the school this afternoon after to reports of a 10-year-old feeling unwell. They treated 26 children in total for headaches and nausea. All of the children have since been released from their care and none of them were taken to hospital.
Emergency services are investigating several possible causes, including carbon monoxide poisoning.