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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.

Schools that Work for Everyone

December 12, 2016

We responded to the Department for Education consultation, ‘Schools that work for everyone‘.  The Department was seeking views on their proposals to create more good school places. You ...

The impact of exiting the EU on higher education

December 8, 2016

Our written evidence for the Education Committee’s inquiry into the impact of exiting the European Union on higher education has been published. The Committee’s inquiry was launched in Septem...

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...

Lifelong learning manifesto

November 21, 2016

Ahead of the Autumn Statement 2016, University Alliance has published a lifelong learning manifesto setting out proposals to help learners access higher education throughout their lives. Click on t...

A clearer picture: A guide for arts and cultural organisations engaging with universities

October 27, 2016

University Alliance has jointly published a guide with Arts Council England to encourage greater collaboration between cultural organisations and universities. The publication supports small and me...

Making places: Universities, the arts & creative industries

October 27, 2016

University Alliance is shining a spotlight on universities’ role in cultural leadership, supporting the arts and driving forward the creative economy in their cities and regions. We have published ...

Powerhouses and engines inquiry

September 29, 2016

We responded to Business, Innovation and Skills Committee’s inquiry looking at the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine. This focussed on whether the Government’s devolved arrangemen...

Research-informed teaching case studies booklet

September 20, 2016

University Alliance and the Higher Education Academy have published a collection of case studies highlighting examples of research-informed teaching from across Alliance universities, covering a br...

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...

Developing productive places: The role of universities in skills ecosystems

August 16, 2016

Skills development has many functions – economic, social and cultural. Skills are central to success in the complex, rapidly changing economy of the 21st Century, and they are also an […]