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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.

BIS Consultation on proposals for long-term capital investment in science and research

July 11, 2014

Our response to the BIS Consultation on proposals for long-term capital investment in science and research can be found here.

Job Ready: universities, employers and students creating success

July 8, 2014

Our latest report, Job Ready: Universities, employers and students creating success, is based on in-depth interviews with small and large employers, including British Airways, IBM, Marks and Spence...

HELP UK summary booklet

June 26, 2014

For a quick overview of HELP UK read our summary booklet

HELP UK: A new higher education loan programme: adding to the debate on funding

June 26, 2014

We need to underpin a higher education sector that can drive the UK’s competitiveness in a global knowledge economy and can anticipate a new labour market shaped by rapid changes […]

HELP UK: Background evidence report

June 26, 2014

The UK cannot predict or plan for the future with any certainty. However, we do know that much is changing in the world around us: how we work, create, share […]

Hauser review response

June 6, 2014

University Alliance has responded to a consultation on the Catapult centres. This is the Hauser review of the Catapult networks entitled, ‘Medium term strategy for Catapult centres’. Read our respo...

How do we ensure quality in an expanding HE system?

May 21, 2014

The higher education system in England is changing at an unprecedented rate. University Alliance is looking at how the higher education sector can best manage this mass of change. Read […]

Closing the Gap: unlocking opportunity through higher education

May 14, 2014

University Alliance believe that the social mobility debate in the UK needs a new focus. Higher education is a critical engine of social mobility. The added value delivered by universities, […]

Business-University collaboration consultation response

May 2, 2014

We have submitted our response to the Commons Review on Business-University collaboration and are delighted to represent the innovative and market-leading work of Alliance universities. In the UK’s...

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 […]