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We need more than workshops to support the wellbeing of PhD researchers

December 1, 2020 | by Dr Ellie Crabtree

This blog first appeared in the Higher Education Policy Institute on 27 November 2020. It is written by University Alliance’s programmes Administrator Dr Ellie Crabtree, who supports the deli...

DTA Images of Research Awards winners reflect on their achievements

November 18, 2020 | by Nick

The Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) recently held its Images of Research 2020 competition awards, showcasing the very best of Alliance universities early career research talent and creativity in s...

Alliance universities joined by Minister for roundtable on apprenticeship and skills

November 12, 2020 | by Nick

Earlier this week, UA and our member Vice-Chancellors were delighted to be joined by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP to discuss our shared ambitions and the […]

Alliance universities supporting the nation throughout the pandemic

November 9, 2020 | by Nick Walton, UA Senior Communications Officer

Over the course of 2020, Alliance universities have been at the forefront of the response to the Covid pandemic, proudly supporting their communities, and the nation, throughout this difficult year...

National Care Leaver’s Week 2020 – how Kingston University is helping care leavers through their studies

October 30, 2020 | by Kingston University

This article first appeared on the Kingston University website on the 29 October. Kingston University’s KU Cares programme offers tailored support to help care leavers through their studies, ...

A postcode lottery is stopping children in care from going to university

October 29, 2020 | by Professor Debra Humphris

This article first appeared in the Guardian on the 29 October 2020. For Care Leavers Week, UA Chair Professor Debra Humphris addresses the challenges facing care leavers accessing higher education,...

Digital teaching and learning has a future – but we must get the balance right

October 22, 2020 | by Professor Mark Simpson

Earlier this month, the Teaching and Learning network were delighted to be joined by Sir Michael Barber, to discuss the challenges and opportunities that have arisen from our experiences in […]

Celebrating the very best of DTA creativity and research talent at the Images of Research Awards

October 21, 2020 | by Dr Ellie Crabtree

The Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) recently held its Images of Research 2020 competition awards, showcasing the very best of Alliance universities early career research talent and creativity in s...

3 years in 3 minutes: DTA student success in the 3MT

September 8, 2020 | by Ifrah Mussa

Ifrah Mussa, a third year DTA student from Kingston University, shares her experience in taking part in the Vitae 3 Minute Thesis competition and reaching the semi finals. I first […]

Why study at an Alliance university?

August 13, 2020 | by Nick

Up and down the country, thousands of young people will be anxiously opening their A level or BTEC results this morning in the hope they’ve achieved the grades that have […]