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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 […]

Sexual consent education at Oxford Brookes University

August 4, 2021 | by Dr Rachel Payne

Rachel is also project manager for the Sexual Consent Education project the University. University Alliance recently held a seminar for members to share institutional approaches to policies and pra...

High tech facilities at Alliance universities are helping to power the NHS

July 16, 2021 | by Laura Foster-Devaney

University Alliance institutions are at the forefront of training the UK’s future health and social care workforce, training 25% of all nursing and midwifery students and 18% of all social [&...

UA institutions play important role in action against climate change

June 11, 2021 | by Laura

Some of the world’s most influential leaders are convening in Cornwall this weekend for the G7 summit, with discussions on combatting the climate crisis high on their agendas. With this [&hel...

How volunteering for the NHS helped me become a pandemic-resilient PGR (and introduced me to the Queen!)

June 10, 2021 | by Anderson Akponeware

As a doctoral researcher, I found myself in a lonely place at the beginning of the pandemic, wallowing in self-pity about the impact the pandemic was having on my research, […]