Briefing Papers

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UA briefing on international students

February 7, 2024 | by University Alliance

International student numbers have been growing in the UK as part of a government strategy to grow education export income for the UK, provide financial sustainability for universities without incr...

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Changes to student maintenance loans: UA’s response

January 30, 2024 | by UA

On Thursday 25 January, the government announced that maintenance loan payments would rise by 2.5% from September 2024 for students in England. On Friday 26th, the Department for Education released...

Universities: delivery partners for industrial strategy

November 23, 2016

University Alliance has published a paper setting out how Alliance universities can help government deliver its ambitions for growth. The document, Universities: delivery partners for industrial st...

UA Position paper: Higher Education & Research Bill

September 5, 2016

Our University Alliance position paper on the Higher Education & Research Bill has been published ahead of the House of Commons Bill Committee taking evidence this week. Professor Quintin McKel...

What Do We Mean By Social Mobility?

March 14, 2014

  Social mobility, higher education and the 21st Century There is a strongly held narrative in the press and public discourse that social mobility and higher education (HE) is solely […]

Digital Technologies in Teaching and Learning

October 24, 2013 | by Andrew Henry

The world we live in is changing rapidly. More people now have access to a mobile phone than have access to a working toilet and by 2030 it is estimated […]

Delivering excellence across the UK

June 7, 2013

The future success of economic growth in the UK will be based on the talent and innovation of people from across the country. Universities are the engines to build this […]

Delivering excellence across the UK

June 7, 2013

The future success of economic growth in the UK will be based on the talent and innovation of people from across the country. Universities are the engines to build this […]

Budget 2012: harnessing universities to help build a stronger economy for the future

March 8, 2012

Our Budget representation puts forward five proposals ahead of the 2012 Budget.  The proposals are focussed on how Government can best work with universities to lever a wealth of knowledge and [&he...

The 2011 Education Bill: a higher education perspective

February 8, 2011

While the Education Bill is mainly focussed on schools, there are two key areas that will have an impact on universities: The clause on charging real interest rates on student […]