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At University Alliance, just like our universities, our approach is about putting solutions, innovation and enterprise at the core of everything we do – for the wider public and economic benefit of the UK.

We conduct, promote and disseminate research and analysis into matters related to higher education, including higher education policy, to inform and improve public and political discourse about the value of universities and the public benefit they deliver.

In taking a non-partisan, non-political approach we are able to bring together thought-leaders and experts from across the sector as well as government, industry and other charities to identify solutions that will sustain a world-leading, enterprising and innovative higher education sector.

UA response to the Post-18 & Funding Review call for evidence

May 2, 2018

University Alliance’s response to the Post-18 and Funding Review call for evidence is published online here. In answering the questions posed by the consultation, UA’s submission focuse...

House of Commons Education Select Committee inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training

January 31, 2018

We submitted our response to the House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training. You can download by clicking on this link or on […]

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation

January 29, 2018

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation – a new report from the Social Market Foundation with University Alliance and Pearson – calls for greater recognition of the ‘important contributions’ of vocational ent...

UA response to the Office for Students: Regulatory Framework Consultation

January 16, 2018

The Department for Education recently carried out a consultation on behalf of the Office for Students (OfS) regarding the regulation of the higher education sector. The OfS will introduce the [&hel...

UA responds to the NUS Poverty Commission

December 12, 2017

We provided written evidence to the NUS Poverty Commission which aims to address barriers working class students face in regards to access, retention and success in post-16 education. You can read ...

Education Committee inquiry into value for money in HE

December 8, 2017

The House of Commons Education Select Committee has published the written evidence for its inquiry into value for money in higher education, including University Alliance’s written submission...

The Hidden Story: Understanding knowledge exchange partnerships with the creative economy

December 4, 2017

The Hidden Story research project has published a major report into the contribution of university knowledge exchange to the creative economy. The AHRC-funded research The Hidden Story: Understandi...

Science budget and Industrial Strategy inquiry

November 9, 2017

University Alliance’s written evidence to the Science and Technology Committee’s Science Budget and Industrial Strategy inquiry has now been published. You can find the Committee’...

UA responds to the House of Lords’ Economics of higher, further and technical education Inquiry

November 1, 2017

University Alliance submitted evidence to the House of Lords’ Economics of higher, further and technical education Inquiry. We do not recommend fundamental changes to system but there are som...

Technical and professional excellence: perspectives on learning and teaching

October 19, 2017

The diversity of Britain’s higher education system is its greatest strength, with institutions not only offering students a wide choice of high-quality courses but also a range of learning environm...