We are the voice of professional and technical universities.

We represent 16 of the UK’s leading professional and technical universities.

Our members were created to advance local industries and communities. They specialise in working with employers.

Their teaching empowers students from around the world with career-ready skills, and their knowledge and research drive industry to innovate and thrive.

We collaborate as University Alliance to provide expertise to policy makers and to support our members and their communities to thrive.


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Business leaders tell Chancellor: Keep graduate visa to protect UK’s research and innovation

The signatories argue that if the government were to make any restrictions to the graduate visa route, it would have a ‘serious impact upon R&D capacity’.

UA in facts and stats


…of graduates from Alliance Universities were in work or further study (or another chosen activity) just 15 months after graduation.


…of UA graduates in work (or further study) describe their work as meaningful.


…businesses and organisations are supported to start up and grow every year by an Alliance University.

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Coventry University
  • Kingston University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Middlesex University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Teesside University
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Derby
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of South Wales
  • University of West London
  • UWE Bristol