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Published on April 29, 2021
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Good news for high-skill graduates in latest labour market figures

Published on June 9, 2015
...reat communication skills. “Alliance universities offer practice-based, industry-focused courses which give our graduates the skills employers want and enable them to hit the ground running in their chosen careers.” Notes The BIS Graduate Labour Market Statistics published today revealed: The employment rate for working age graduates of 87.5% is the highest level seen since the 88.3% recorded in Q4 2007. The unemployment rate of 3.9% for young gra... Read more »

The way we'll work

Published on March 27, 2012 the UK, not too many. Technology is changing the way we work and the structure of labour market, resulting in an increased demand for graduate attributes. In light of these projections, the Coalition Government’s decision to cut around 25,000 university places for next year could seriously hold back our capacity for economic growth. The report, The way we’ll work, draws on the large body of evidence on the shape of the labour markets in develo... Read more »

Submission to the Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance – Second call for evidence

Published on April 8, 2010 vs. a voucher system Universities operate in a complex, semi-regulated market. As largely autonomous institutions in receipt of public funding, they operate within an intricate eco-system of regulation, funding or market incentives from a wide range of sources (public and private) and well-established hierarchies. UK universities operate a non-standardised system of degree classifications and are mostly self-regulating through the QAA with HEF... Read more »

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 »

Alliance Awards 2021 winners!

Published on June 23, 2021
...P approach for detecting urinary tract infections (UTIs) to the Covid-19 virus. By the spring of 2020 they had made successful bids to the Welsh Government for resources to determine the sensitivity and specificity of the test, together with a partnership with a local engineering design company to produce a manufacturable point-of-care LAMP device from an earlier prototype. This device has been manufactured in small numbers and demonstrated in the... 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 »

Prime Minister urged to review international student regulations

Published on October 8, 2012
...ore post-study work visas available – a move that is already affecting our share of the market. We would ask the Government to work with the sector on this important issue to explore ways of ensuring the UK remains open to international students. Yours sincerely, Prof. John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor, Bournemouth University Prof. Mark Cleary, Vice-Chancellor, University of Bradford Phil Smith, Managing Director, Business West Prof. Anthony Chapman, V... 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 »