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

Published on June 5, 2015
...ay. There is a powerful strand in our DNA that runs through the University today, and it runs through the Alliance itself. That golden thread is a strong bond with employers, a sense that university is not only about broadening horizons and unlocking talent, but that it also provides very real and tangible contribution to the industry and prosperity of a nation. This is not just a story from history. It is a compelling case for the value of the Un... Read more »

University Alliance media coverage `

Published on April 29, 2021
...bers of Commerce 6/4/2021 https://www.greaterbirminghamchambers.com/latest-news/news/2021/4/6/eight-point-plan-for-education-to-spearhead-recovery/ Oxford Mail – 1/4/2021 https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19200742.university-alliance-outlines-role-covid-recovery-uk/   Research impact publication Research Professional 10/3/2021 https://www.researchprofessionalnews.com/rr-news-uk-universities-2021-3-university-alliance-highlights-societal-impact-of-... Read more »

Kingston University’s Big Read

Published on September 29, 2015
...n universities to measure impact, the evidence-based approach Kingston is taking to this initiative can only be seen as a positive. Read more about the KU Big Read here.... Read more »

UA Speech: The future of Higher Education

Published on March 29, 2017
...There is no more dangerous illusion than the comfortable doctrine that the world owes us a living…whenever we run into trouble we can rely on a special relationship with someone or other to bail us out. From now on Britain will have just as much influence in the world as we can earn, as we deserve.” He argued that the best way for us to earn our living in this new world is by embracing technology and that this required – among other things – a tre... Read more »

Published on June 9, 2021
...c, working to safeguard the health of borough residents and minimise the spread of the virus. Our community vaccination hub has been hailed as an exemplar of collaboration with key civic stakeholders and widely praised by the Universities Minister, MPs and public health officials alike. Set up in partnership with two local Primary Care Networks, the South West London CCG and Kingston Council, it has supported patients from six of the region’s GP p... Read more »

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

Published on June 3, 2016
...tre. Old notions of a ‘job for life’ are becoming a thing of the past. The World Economic Forum has predicted that over 7 million jobs will become obsolete – and that’s just in the next half decade. For Britain to compete globally, we need more job-ready graduates with the transferrable skills, agility and resilience to thrive in an era of unprecedented technological change. An ability to work across borders and alongside those from other cultures... Read more »

Six degrees of separation

Published on November 23, 2012
...niversity in England. “I want BU to prepare our graduates not just for the world of today, but for the world of tomorrow.” But it is also about changing the way we work and our attitude to connectivity. Some of the solutions have been quite simple but surprisingly powerful. The BU research blog for example has provided a central focal point for research at BU, and it recently won a gold HEIST award for best internal communications campaign. A quic... Read more »

Harnessing the power of changemakers

Published on May 21, 2013
...s who are the driving force behind the UK’s success in the entrepreneurial world. Start-up: a story We can already see the impact the entrepreneurial world is having on student and graduate behaviour. This is something that we highlighted in our recent ‘Start-up: a story’ project. In 2009 there were 12 university enterprise societies, now there are 130. Turnover from graduate start-ups doubled between 2008 and 2010 to over £270m. Alliance universi... Read more »

A new manifesto for UK research

Published on March 18, 2015
...strong in health, engineering, technology and design – areas that remain crucial for today’s growing industries. Twenty per cent of our research staff join us from industry, giving us a head start in understanding what business needs – and responding to this. Alliance universities also have strong – and growing – international connections. Nearly a quarter of our research funding comes from outside the UK – this is five per cent above the sector... Read more »

Science and Innovation: future-proofing the ecosystem

Published on September 12, 2014
...in to sift through the submissions and weigh up evidence to piece together the Science and Innovation Strategy, we urge them to remember the many strengths that exist in our research ecosystem, which has enabled UK science to lead the world and our economy to grow. It is because of this we urge them, and Mr Osborne, to continue to fund research excellence, wherever it is found. Read University’s Alliance full submission to the BIS Science and Inno... Read more »