Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sky News – Universities key to economy

University Alliance Director, Libby Aston, talks about the important role universities play in building the economy. Universities do this with the greatest impact when they work closely with industry. Libby also points out the need to clearly communicate the new … Continue reading

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University Alliance urges the Coalition Government to provide a vision for the UK economy

Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said in response to the Hefce grant announcement – “Ahead of next week’s budget, we urge the Coalition Government to provide the much needed economic vision and growth strategy that guarantees investment in future … Continue reading

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Keeping knowledge at the centre of growth

Universities are not just part of a growth strategy, they are central to it. Joining together our university research with business innovation is key to generating business growth and jobs, as well as strengthening the UK’s global competitive advantage. Alliance … Continue reading

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University Alliance shocked at David Willetts’ outdated and elitist comments

Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, in response to David Willetts’ comments on the Sutton Trust research – “We were shocked to see David Willetts’ outdated and elitist comments on the weekend and his plan to email thousands of ‘missing’ … Continue reading

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Radio 4 Today Programme interview with Libby Aston – “no student should be put off going to university because of money worries”

The Office of Fair Access will set out today what universities who want to charge more then £6,000 for tuition fees have to do in return to get more students from poor backgrounds onto their courses. Libby Aston, director of … Continue reading

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Telegraph interview with Libby Aston – “Universities are not setting high fees for reasons of ‘prestige’, university leader claims”

Fees of less than £7,000 would have a “direct impact” on the quality of courses since the cost of running many degree programmes is already between £7,000 and £10,000, according to Libby Aston, director of University Alliance. Universities must be … Continue reading

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Sunday Times interview with Libby Aston – “Top uni tuition fees ‘are not for prestige’”

Fees of less than £7,000 would have a “direct impact” on the quality of courses since the cost of running many degree programmes is already between £7,000 and £10,000, according to Libby Aston, director of University Alliance. Universities must be … Continue reading

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