Our events seek to inform and improve public and political debate relating to higher education. We work with a range of partners and stakeholders to promote, safeguard and sustain the public benefit delivered by universities.

Details of our upcoming and past events can be found on these pages. If you’d like to find out how to get involved with our future events or would like to run an event with us, please contact Sam Jones or Andrew Henry to discuss your proposal.

HELP from Down Under? A comparison of HE funding in England and Australia, 24 April


University Alliance and the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) will be holding an expert policy seminar exploring the comparisons between higher education funding in England and Australia on Thursday 24 April.  Register here. On Thursday 24 April, HEPI will be … Continue reading

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Design&: Creating the Future

Design Bookshelves by loungerie

On Tuesday 25 March we held the official launch of our new report Design&: Creating the Future. This is a joint project from University Alliance and the Intellectual Property Office with the launch event kindly being hosted by the Design Council. This project showcases the best … Continue reading

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Living and learning in 2034

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  Living and Learning in 2034 looks at how the student experience might change over the next 20 years. Futures work and scenario analysis is not unusual in the higher education sector, but we were not aware of any other study … Continue reading

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The Guardian University Forum

Guardian HE Forum

Venue: 8 Northumberland Avenue, London Date: 26 February 2014 Competing on a global stage The Guardian HE network is running a one-day forum to explore the future of UK higher education policy ahead of the next General Election. The event … Continue reading

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Bright Britain events at the 2013 Party Conferences


For the first ever time we ran our Party Conference events in partnership with five other sector bodies under the brand Bright Britain. This was to send a united and powerful message, as a sector, that universities are key players … Continue reading

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Make Your Future Happen


University Alliance is pleased to support Make Your Future Happen: Discover Higher Education, a national week-long campaign – running 12 – 18 October – to promote the benefits of higher education and encourage people of all ages to consider applying … Continue reading

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Guardian University Awards 2014

Guardian HE awards

The Guardian University Awards and back and bigger for 2014. The Guardian University Awards are back to showcase and celebrate the outstanding innovation and creativity and impact of UK universities  across the higher education sector in delivering world-class teaching, research … Continue reading

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Improving graduate employability


An event by the Westminster Higher Education Forum.  Thursday 7th November 2013 Central London This event is CPD certified Register now   Guests of Honour: Christopher Millward, Associate Director, North, HEFCE and Catherine Benfield, Head of Business Development, Higher Education Statistics … Continue reading

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Our celebration by the Thames

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The sun shone over the Thames as the great and good of student and graduate enterprise gathered at the Terrace Pavilion in Parliament for the launch of Start-up: a story. The room quickly filled, there was wine and cake, much … Continue reading

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Competition and diversity in UK Higher Education – HE in FE, alternative providers and online learning models

HE diversity

Thursday, 11th July 2013 Central London This event is CPD certified Guests of Honour: Gordon McKenzie, Deputy Director, Higher Education Structure and Shape, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills ; Professor Martin Bean, Vice-Chancellor, Open University and Dr Stephen Jackson, … Continue reading

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