University Alliance responds to general election result

Vanessa Wilson CEO

University Alliance, the voice of professional and technical universities, gave congratulations to the Conservative party on their successful election campaign and reaffirmed their commitment to working with the new government.

Vanessa Wilson, University Alliance Chief Executive said:

“We congratulate the Prime Minister and look forward to working with the new government to realise commitments on NHS workforce and technical education.”

Speaking on the party’s commitment to invest in the NHS workforce, Vanessa said:

“Alliance universities train nearly a quarter of nurses in England. We need a joined up approach to nursing education in order to increase and retain the workforce, and look forward to working with the new government to realise this agenda.”

Vanessa also reaffirmed UA’s commitment to supporting the new government in realising their skills agenda

“Our members deliver the technical skills needed by industry; bridging current and future skills gaps. We welcome the new government’s commitment to support and further invest in higher technical education, and we are ready to deliver the skills needed to ensure the UK keeps up with the global pace of innovation post Brexit.”



  1. University Alliance is the voice of professional and technical universities working at the heart of their communities. Alliance universities work with industry to deliver innovative applied research and practical skills-based learning to solve the problems of the future and train the workforce of tomorrow.
  2. University Alliance published ‘Three tests’ for the next government, calling for investment in higher technical skills, training the public sector workforce and broadening the definition of value. More information on these can be found here.
  3. For more information, please contact Beth 07756155056


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