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Proposal for a Graduate Contribution Scheme in England

Published on April 7, 2010
University Alliance proposes the reform of ‘top up fees’ in England to introduce a Graduate Contribution Scheme. These proposals build on the best features of the existing student finance system whilst addressing the need for immediate reform in some areas. The Alliance report ‘Impact of Fees: a review of the evidence’, outlines the case for these proposals based on a thorough analysis of the current system. The broader issues for higher educatio... Read more »

The impact of exiting the EU on higher education

Published on December 8, 2016
Our written evidence for the Education Committee’s inquiry into the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education has been published. The Committee’s inquiry was launched in September 2016 and aims to explore the implications of UK’s exit from the European Union for EU students and staff who want to come to England’s universities to study and work and will consider what protections should be given to those who are already here. Similar... Read more »

Technical & Professional Excellence

Published on October 10, 2017
Technical & Professional Excellence highlights the strength of Alliance universities’ offer to international students and overseas partners. It profiles our global connections and aims to raise the prominence of UK professional and technical education overseas. It has been developed in partnership with the British Council, the GREAT Campaign and Department of International Trade. Alliance universities attract over 60,000 international students a ... Read more »

University Alliance responds to the Industry Strategy Consultation

Published on April 27, 2017
... In January, the Government published the Building our Industrial Strategy green paper to address long-term challenges to the UK economy. University Alliance has responded to the consultation on the proposals contained within the paper. You can read our full response here or by clicking on the image (right). We are preparing a report to showcase the recommendations in our response. Do check our publications page for more details in the future.   ... Read more »

University Alliance: Higher education and research priorities for the 2017 General Election

Published on April 27, 2017
Ahead of the General Election on 8 June, University Alliance sets out higher education and research priorities for the next government. Support excellent technical and professional education at all levels In line with the objectives of a UK-wide industrial strategy, universities play a crucial role in providing people with the academic, technical and professional skills they need to succeed in a changing modern economy. They do this alongside, an... Read more »

Managing Intellectual Property and technology transfer

Published on March 20, 2017
University Alliance submitted evidence to the House of Common’s Science and Technology Committee inquiry on managing Intellectual Property (IP) and technology transfer. Technology transfer and the exploitation of IP is one of multiple ways that Alliance universities forge long-term partnerships with industry. Nestled at the heart of our institutions, it sits alongside consultancy and contract work, collaborative R&D, SME drop-ins, employer involv... Read more »

Office for Students fees consultation response

Published on March 17, 2017
... We responded to the Office for Students consultation on registration fees and other fees. Read our submission here or click on the image (right). You can read about the original consultation on the Department for Education website. ... Read more »

UK research and innovation overseas: A snapshot of University Alliance activity in developing countries

Published on February 6, 2017
The use of academic research to tackle problems in developing countries is an important aspect of international development. It informs policy and practice overseas and directly assists people in extreme poverty. The body of evidence derived from research can improve the quality and reach of international aid. It ensures that support from donor countries can be targeted more effectively and achieve lasting results. In the UK, research is at the f... Read more »