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International students welcome here

Published on January 7, 2015
...obal network of ‘ambassadors’ with an emotional bond or predisposition to trust and support UK and ‘Brand UK’. Britain is educating leaders around the world. That’s why we should be trying to attract more international students and then encouraging them to stay and work in this country after their studies. We can guess why the Home Secretary has made this suggestion, not least that several senior Tories are holding fast to their 2010 pledge on cut... Read more »

What kind of place do we want to live in, really…?

Published on October 20, 2014
...he best universities and teaching departments in the UK are outside of the Russell Group (for example, 4 of the top 10 universities and 8 of the top 20 universities in the Guardian rankings are not in the Russell Group) and many students with excellent A-level results study in other institutions (for example, around half of students with ABB at A-level progress to universities outside of the Russell Group).’ Do employers really want to blindly car... Read more »

Opening remarks to UA Summit 2015: Anticipation. Disruption. Excellence

Published on June 5, 2015
...ty Alliance and its members today. Every challenge is an opportunity It’s true that we live in interesting times. Many of you will have seen the great article in the THE last week which quoted a classic telegram: “Start worrying. Details to follow.” That may well be apt. A key theme for the Summit will be how we adapt to a seismic shift in our market. You’ll hear some of the Welsh context to that discussion. The Encyclopaedia Britannica once memor... Read more »

Shaping the future of higher education and research

Published on September 25, 2014
...rominently alongside and collaborating with the Group of 8 (the Australian Russell Group equivalent) as a positive alternative choice to the more traditional university. In the States, there is the Association of Independent Technological Universities, with whom we are also working, a prestigious group of technological universities such as MIT or CalTech. In the Subcontinent, we can find the Indian Institutes of Technology with similar pictures se... Read more »

We need more graduates if we’re really serious about growth

Published on March 27, 2012
...viduals, the economy and society if we do in fact need more graduates. Our latest report, ‘The way we’ll work: labour market trends and preparing for the hourglass’, draws on the large body of evidence on labour market trends, looks at economic indicators measuring graduate saturation and discusses the implications for the UK. The evidence is that graduate vacancies continue to grow. Jobs in ‘graduate dense’ occupations are an increasing proportio... Read more »

Closing speech UA Summit 2016: Leading the way in our cities and regions

Published on June 3, 2016
...gic partnership bringing together universities, the City Council with NHS Trusts and Commissioning groups – illustrates how this can be achieved. Its success stories include more elderly patients receiving the right hip replacements and fewer people committing self-harm. Adding this to the work our Academic Health Science Network is undertaking and we can see real progress in delivering high quality outcomes for users through innovation and constr... Read more »

Too many graduates?

Published on February 14, 2012
...s within occupations are being automated or outsourced. Highly innovative businesses account for a disproportionate amount of overall business growth. And it is typically graduates who have the attributes and qualities to adapt and perform best in this emerging innovation landscape. If you see higher education as a luxury good it would make perfect sense to limit or reduce the number of student places – an exclusive experience for the lucky, wealt... Read more »

Innovating Future Business 2017: Welcome the entrepreneurs

Published on April 28, 2017
...provides functional, high-quality home gym equipment that folds down after use. Andrew’s business idea is aimed at consumers looking for convenient solutions to exercising in limited spaces at home. Dinky Do Dah! Ashema Edwards – Kingston University Dinky Do Dah! is a pop-up nail bar exclusively for children. It uses age appropriate products and designs to deliver a fun service at parties and events. Ashema will pitch the company’s new nail art pa... Read more »

How can your research impact on future policies?

Published on January 11, 2016
...chnology companies, Mr Dean and his colleagues are keen to learn about the latest sciences that can share the burden of technology development, increase collaborations with partners and use their capabilities, drive industry to create new solutions and optimise existing products, and share challenges with academia and research councils. Clearly, if one’s research findings can address their priorities, it has the potential to have an impact on poli... Read more »

Collaboration by design

Published on October 16, 2012
...eco-culture. It is not perceived to be a placid talent pool, from which industry and business can simply scoop up what is required, leaving the rest to go stagnant. Rather, we see it as a dynamic, occasionally turbulent, maelstrom of talent that can power new ways of working and of thinking. As such, students are actively encouraged to develop their professional reputation through display of outputs, networking with industry partners who visit the... Read more »