The 2019 University Alliance Summit

June 6, 2019 | by Vanessa Wilson- CEO University Alliance

This week, University Alliance held its Annual member’s summit meeting. CEO Vanessa Wilson reflects on the event and looks forward to the future. This was an exciting week for me. […]

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AUGAR: Our CEO Vanessa Wilson Sets Out Her Initial Thoughts

May 30, 2019 | by Vanessa Wilson- CEO University Alliance

So it’s finally landed. And landed very heavily at 200-plus pages and 50 recommendations. Philip Augar and his panel has done exactly what ministers asked for – a serious, detailed […]

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Made At Uni- The Nation’s Lifesavers

May 16, 2019 | by Vanessa Wilson- CEO University Alliance

Today, Universities UK launches its second phase of the successful ‘Made at Uni’ campaign. The University Alliance is once again incredibly proud to support this initiative. The focus of this [&hel...

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Bringing Researchers Together: The DTA Spring School

May 15, 2019 | by Matilda Embling- Communications and Engagement Officer, University Alliance

Last week saw the first ever Spring School run by University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA). In Mental Health Awareness Week, our new Communications Officer Matilda reflects on the imp...

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Stronger Together: Building A University Alliance For The Future

May 10, 2019 | by Matilda

Writing for, our CEO Vanessa Wilson outlines how universities must stand together to respond to the challenges facing the higher education sector – and what this means for Universi...

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We’re failing students unless closing the attainment gap is a priority

May 2, 2019 | by Steven Spier, Vice-Chancellor Kingston University

Today sees the publication of a joint report by Universities UK and the National Union of Students into a critical issue affecting the higher education sector – the attainment gap […]

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Nottingham Trent University to Lead National Social Mobility Research Centre

April 17, 2019 | by Matilda Embling

How can universities best break down barriers to social mobility? That’s what Nottingham Trent University researchers will set out to answer as part of the new national evidence and impact […]

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TEF Submission- Public Statement

April 15, 2019 | by Matilda Embling

University Alliance has published its full response to the Independent Review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) calls for views – which closed in February. The R...

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Our New Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson

March 25, 2019 | by Vanessa Wilson

We are delighted Vanessa Wilson has started as the new CEO of University Alliance. Vanessa joins us from her previous role as Director of Commercial and Communications at UK Sport, […]

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Teesside University hailed for ‘outstanding’ apprenticeship provision

March 6, 2019 | by Olimpia Ades

Teesside University is setting the quality benchmark for apprenticeships having been among the first higher education institutions in the country to have its provision subject to full inspection by...

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