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University Alliance responds to the REF consultation

March 17, 2017

University Alliance has responded to the HEFCE consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework. Our submission raises concern about the proposed use of HESA data to determine which staff a...

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University Business: Spring Budget reveals increased investment in STEM education

March 9, 2017

Coverage of the Spring Budget 2017 appeared in University Business and featured our statement from UA chief executive Maddalaine Ansell. Among the measures announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond, ...

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Guardian University Awards 2017 Shortlist revealed

March 9, 2017

Alliance universities have been shortlisted in 10 out of 15 categories in the year’s Guardian University Awards. The awards give UK universities the opportunity to celebrate their achievement...

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UA responds to 2017 Spring Budget statement

March 8, 2017

Responding to the 2017 Budget statement, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “Alliance universities educate over 25% of the UK’s STEM graduates and have strength and d...

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Times Higher Education: Should tuition fees be linked to TEF performance? The case for and against

March 7, 2017

Following the recent debate in the House of Lords where peers voted in favour of two amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill, including one which proposed to break the link between the...

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Research Fortnight: In the Brexit waiting room

March 6, 2017

University Alliance Chair Professor John Latham recently talked to Research Professional for their article on how universities are approaching the Brexit process. John Latham, vice-chancellor of Co...

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UA comments on the BEIS Committee report on Industrial Strategy

March 3, 2017

Commenting on the BEIS Committee report on Industrial Strategy, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “Alliance universities – as hubs for innovation, providing excellent tech...

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Business Breakfast on Jazz FM: Interview with UA CEO

February 27, 2017

Maddalaine Ansell, University Alliance Chief Executive, has been interviewed by Michael Wilson from Jazz FM’s Business Breakfast show. She discusses the announcement of accelerated degrees in...

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The Sun: Universities could hike fees to more than £13k a year in exchange for fast-track 2yr degrees

February 24, 2017

Maddalaine Ansell, University Alliance Chief Executive, has been quoted in a story in The Sun about the proposals for Accelerated Degrees, under plans announced by the government. She said: “...

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Yahoo: Universities to offer ‘fast-track’ two-year degrees so students can ‘get back into work quickly’

February 24, 2017

Yahoo has also covered the Government’s announcement of proposals for universities to be able to offer fast-track two-year degrees. UA chief executive, Maddalaine Ansell, was quoted in the st...

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