Responding to the government’s Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund announcement, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said:
“It’s great to see that so many Alliance universities have secured funds through the first round of the Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund. Their success demonstrates that close working with industry to produce work-ready graduates is Alliance universities’ bread and butter. We are proud to be pioneers and key partners of the degree apprenticeships programme.
“Degree Apprenticeships are an excellent way to recognise and promote the value of this type of higher education offer. By providing an alternative, work-based model of higher education, they help widen participation by bringing more people into contact with higher education.”
Notes to editors:
DFE and HEFCE has announced that universities and colleges across England have been awarded a total of £4.5 million to develop new degree apprenticeships for students starting in September 2017. Alliance universities which have been awarded funding are: Liverpool John Moores University, The Open University, Plymouth University, University of Greenwich, University of Lincoln, Sheffield Hallam University, Nottingham Trent University, University of Salford, UWE Bristol.