‘What now?’: how adaptations to assessment during COVID-19 can improve inclusivity

December 6, 2023 | by Professor Paul Chesterton & Professor Samuel Elkington

Pandemic learnings   As the public Covid-19 inquiry grinds painfully on, it is appropriate for us in the Higher Education sector to conduct a little reflection of our own.   There is […]

Elsa Cox

Placed-based innovation at RGU Orkney

November 29, 2023 | by Elsa Cox

“Orkney is a unique archipelago of islands, regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK. But its appeal is much greater than this. Orkney has […]

Helen Aveyard

How Professional Doctorates are empowering nurses and midwives to lead

November 15, 2023 | by Dr Helen Aveyard

In our latest ‘Innovators’ blog, Dr Helen Aveyard writes about how Oxford Brookes University are empowering nurses and midwives to become researchers. “In 2021, The Chief Nursing Officer for ...

How Anglia Ruskin University’s Live Brief modules are enhancing graduate employability

October 26, 2023 | by Professor Andrew Middleton, Deputy Head of Anglia Learning & Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University

Employability is an individual matter. It requires each student to embrace their professional development and to access the support and opportunities our universities provide. Unfortunately, many s...

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Let’s get strategic

October 5, 2023 | by Susanna Kalitowski

If you ask any UK Vice Chancellor what’s keeping them awake at night, it’s highly likely to be the financial sustainability of their institution and the wider sector. Years of […]

Digital transformation is key to boosting student experience

September 26, 2023 | by Leo Hanna

Universities are faced with rising costs and shrinking margins, and the challenges are many. Student attraction and retention remains a priority, amid an everchanging mix of domestic and internatio...

Sue Lawrence

Delivering one of the world’s first Degree Apprenticeships in Midwifery

July 17, 2023 | by Sue Lawrence

Professional and technical universities educate approximately 1 in 3 midwives and specialise in innovative provision such as degree apprenticeships. In our latest ‘Innovators’ blog, Sue...

Dr Eddie McCaffrey

Collaboration and the social dimension at the heart of innovation

July 10, 2023 | by Dr Edward McCaffrey

Professional and technical universities like those across the Alliance have great links to the creative industries – but creative graduates often find the transition to employment difficult. Dr Edw...

Dr Denise Baker

Collaboration will be key in delivering the NHS Workforce Plan

July 5, 2023 | by Dr Denise Baker

Today (5 July) marks the 75th anniversary of the National Health Service. With the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan announced last week, Dr Denise Baker, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the […]

Lifelong Loan Entitlement: opportunities for learners, choices for universities?

June 6, 2023 | by Dr. Mairi Watson

Since the government consultation response to the new Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE) was published in March this year, the higher education sector has had a chance to let the news […]