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SPARK social enterprise at University of Brighton

Published on August 26, 2021
SPARK Social Enterprise The Spark Project enables social enterprises to develop and deliver more sustainable and high impact innovations leading to increased growth. Social enterprises are businesses which: have a social or environmental mission generate at least a quarter of their income through selling goods and services have organisational autonomy and reinvest the majority of their profits to further their mission. However this dual purpose c... Read more »

New student loan design would enable universal access for first time

Published on June 26, 2014
A new report sets out clear thinking and simple steps to enabling universal access to student loans for the first time while bringing down the massive cost of the current loans system. Summary report here Full report here Background evidence report here University Alliance, representing 22 leading global universities for science, technology, design and the professions, is today publishing a new report, H.E.L.P. UK, A new higher education loan pro... Read more »

Peer Review College

Published on June 17, 2018
Teaching Excellence Alliance partners have been asked to nominate five colleagues from their institution to join the TEA Peer Review College as Members. This pack contains information to help with this selection and communication to colleagues, including: The background to and objectives of the Peer Review College, including Member profiles, to help you target invitations/ nominations; Terms of reference for Members, outlining the types of activi... Read more »

University Alliance media coverage `

Published on April 29, 2021
Headline coverage for the period January-April 2021   Driving academic diversity campaign Research Professional- 27/04/21 University Business- 27/04/21   Student returns BBC R4 Today programme – 14/04/21 https://w... Read more »

Board Members

Published on May 4, 2011
  Professor Nic Beech Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University Professor Beech became Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University in November 2019. Nic previously held the roles of Vice-Principal & Head, College of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Dundee and Vice Principal, Dean of Arts and Head of the School of Management at the University of St Andrews. Professor Paul Croney Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University Pro... Read more »

Universities and cities: Building stronger communities

Published on November 2, 2017
Maddalaine’s article was commissioned by the British Council for its Going Global publication, Building Nations, Connecting Cultures published in May 2017. Find out more about this publication here. Introduction The concept of the ‘anchor university’ is now well established in the UK. Many universities, particularly those with an explicitly civic mission, recognize themselves as anchor institutions within their town, city, or region. Consequently... Read more »

Prime Minister urged to review international student regulations

Published on October 8, 2012
Vice-Chancellors from 22 Alliance universities, and corresponding local chambers of commerce from across the UK, have written to the Prime Minister to urge a review of international student regulations that are threatening to impede economic growth. Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “Counting international students separately within net migration figures was an important and positive move. Taking legitimate internationa... Read more »

Robert Halfon MP speech on Degree Apprenticeships

Published on April 23, 2018
  Robert Halfon speaking at the University Alliance event on Degree Apprenticeships Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, gave the keynote speech at our Degree Apprenticeship event on Monday 23 April 2018. The text of his speech is below. I’m delighted to be here today to discuss my two favourite words in the English language – degree apprenticeships. I believe that degree apprenticeships are key to fighting both social injus... Read more »

2020 reviewed by our networks

Published on December 17, 2020
This year may have been difficult and immensely challenging at times, but throughout it, Alliance universities have come together to respond to the changing circumstances and strengthened their partnership working with stakeholders; all whilst further demonstrating their vital role and contributions to their local communities and regions. For our ‘Year in review’ series, we have asked colleagues and friends from the UA team and across the Allianc... Read more »

UA Speech: The future of Higher Education

Published on March 29, 2017
Speech by Maddalaine Ansell, University Alliance Chief Executive, responding to Lord Willetts Part of the 2017 Speaker’s Lecture Series hosted at Speaker’s House, Palace of Westminster Higher Education is a highly emotive subject. We saw that in the number of peers who spoke in the recent debates about the Higher Education and Research Bill – and the extent to which their interventions were based as much in values and emotions as in evidence. Thi... Read more »