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The importance of listening to businesses in developing degree apprenticeships

February 6, 2020 | by Professor Quintin McKellar CBE

Since degree apprenticeships were introduced in 2015, Alliance universities across the country have embraced the opportunity to drive skills development and collaboration with businesses. We work w...

Realising the benefits of the KEF through collaboration

February 5, 2020 | by Rosemary Nunn

The KEF affords universities an opportunity to highlight the impact of Knowledge Exchange, but at Greenwich and across University Alliance, we believe its true social, economic and environmental be...

The DTA is Intersectoral- Part 4

January 27, 2020 | by Matilda Embling- Communications and Engagement Officer, University Alliance

Dr Vladimir Vukovic, Deputy Director of the Energy research stream within UA’s Doctoral Training Alliance relates his experience working across both academia and industry, and the benefits this has...

The DTA is Intersectoral- Part 3

January 20, 2020 | by Matilda Embling- Communications and Engagement Officer, University Alliance

UCLan DTA3 researcher, Arantza Cobela Garcia, discusses her research and how the Doctoral Training Alliance has helped her apply it to real world problems, crossing the boundary between academia an...

The DTA is Intersectoral- Part 2

January 14, 2020 | by SreeHarsha Bandaru, DTA Energy Researcher, The University of Portsmouth

Doctoral Training Alliance researcher SreeHarsha Bandaru writes about his experience of crossing the divide between academia and industry, at the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp, and how being part of ...

The DTA is Intersectoral- Part 1

January 6, 2020 | by Matilda Embling- Communications and Engagement Officer, University Alliance

In part one of the series hear from two of our researchers on their experience working with industry and the benefits this has brought to their academic careers. Read more »

Regional Investment, European Funding and Defining Value: The Future Challenges for Research

December 18, 2019 | by Vanessa Wilson- CEO University Alliance

This blog was initially published by Research Fortnight.  The new government’s agenda poses universities some existential questions, says Vanessa Wilson A December election was always going t...

British Academy join our call to look beyond salary-led definitions of value

December 4, 2019 | by Harriet Barnes- Head of Policy, The British Academy

With a potential future Conservative government threatening to tackle “low-value” degrees, what do we actually mean by “value” when it comes to Higher Education and how we can avoid being led astra...

Invest in technical skills by bridging the false HE/ FE divide

November 30, 2019 | by Susanna Kalitowski, Head of Policy, University Alliance

As we prepare for a new government Susanna Kalitowski looks at the problematic divide between HE and FE and how this is preventing us addressing key skills shortages. Read more »

The Next Government must Invest Across the Whole of Nursing Education

November 23, 2019 | by Beth Button- Head of Communications, University Alliance

Commitments from political parties to return financial support for nursing students are welcome, but for Alliance universities to help resolve the NHS workforce crisis, investment must be made acro...