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Universities should be partners in shaping the levelling up agenda, says University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson

January 7, 2022 | by Vanessa Wilson

As a key government priority, the levelling up agenda continues to be reflected in ministerial engagements. Areas that are being targeted for ‘levelling up’ are consistently prioritised for ministe...

2021 at University Alliance: the year in review

December 21, 2021 | by Vanessa Wilson

Written by University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson Well…it’s been quite a year. The challenges we have faced as a sector, as a country, and indeed globally, are well trodden territory. […]

COP26 needs to address air quality as well as climate change

November 1, 2021 | by Dr. Jo Barnes

First published in Air Quality News on 29th October 2021 Dr Jo Barnes, Senior Research Fellow at UWE Bristol explains why COP26 must address air quality as well as climate […]

How supermarkets can engage consumers to think more about household food waste

October 28, 2021 | by Dr. Cathrine Jansson-Boyd

First published in The Grocer New research shows how shoppers can be educated to think more about food and prevent waste, says Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, associate professor in consumer psychology [...

DTA Summer School 2021 – coming together to explore interdisciplinarity

September 2, 2021 | by Rjaa Jawad Ashraf and Laura Leston Pinilla

University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) delivers structured PhD training opportunities to attract and nurture research talent across Alliance universities and partner institutions. A...

We must support the diversification of academia’s media face

August 30, 2021 | by Professor Vini Lander

(Originally printed in Times Higher Education on 22nd August 2021) An initiative by the University Alliance to offer training and support to BAME scholars is an important step in the […]

Alliance universities are fulfilling a civic role within their communities

August 27, 2021 | by Laura

University Alliance institutions are supporting their local communities through encouraging volunteering, bolstering social enterprises and designing projects to help local people.  Our universitie...

Alliance universities play key role in regeneration and investment in local communities

August 20, 2021 | by Laura

Alliance universities have a deep roots in their local communities, stretching back hundreds of years, with strong links to local industry, businesses and cultural institutions. Their anchor status...

Harnessing the power of university-sponsored Multi Academy Trust partnerships

August 18, 2021 | by Professor Debra Humphris, Dr. John Smith, Ian Dunn and Uly Lyons

This blog was written by: Professor Debra Humphris, Chair of University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor, University of Brighton; Dr John Smith, Chief Executive of Brighton Academies Trust; Ian Dunn, P...

Addressing a lost opportunity in the NHS workforce crisis: higher education’s future role in clinical placement management

August 5, 2021 | by Susanna Kalitowski

This blog first appeared in HEPI on 3 August 2021 The National Health Service is enjoying a unique moment in its 73 year-old history as its value is brought into sharp […]