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The DTA celebrates International Women’s Day 2021 with an ‘in conversation with’ talk

March 8, 2021 | by DTA

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, the DTA brought together four women in leadership roles within the programme, who are at different stages of their career. Following the theme for [&hel...

Beth Button

Vaccines, R&D and the Budget

March 8, 2021 | by Beth Button

This blog first appeared on the Higher Education Policy Institute on Wednesday 3 March.  With the latest news that every adult in England will be offered a vaccine by the […]

Supporting student mental health during the pandemic and beyond

March 3, 2021 | by Professor Steve West

Written by Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol and University Alliance board member Professor Steve West Good mental health enables students to learn, work and strengthen their communities. As universit...

Groundhog Day: Managing Motivation when Working from Home

March 3, 2021 | by Katheryn Margaret Pascoe

Katheryn Margaret Pascoe DTA3 Social Policy Researcher and DTA Rep Committee Co-Chair Ulster University @PascoeKm Like many of us completing PhDs here in the UK, I have been working from […]

Digital teaching and learning: time for a blended approach

March 2, 2021 | by Laura

Written by Professor Mark Simpson, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Teesside University and member of the University Alliance Teaching and Learning network  Sir Michael Barber’s review of Digital Teaching an...

Developing a LGBTQ* network for Postgraduate Researchers in Higher Education

February 15, 2021 | by Benjamin Archer

My name is Ben and I identify as a gay man. I have spent much of my academic life studying topics that can be surmised as falling within the discipline […]

Susanna Kalitowski

Obsessions with outcomes won’t deliver the flexible revolution

February 15, 2021 | by Susanna Kalitowski

The government will not succeed in its efforts to increase flexible and modular provision until it ends its obsession with narrow student outcomes, argues Susanna Kalitowski. This article first app...

University Alliance shares highlights from members’ offerings during National Apprenticeships Week

February 12, 2021 | by Laura

For National Apprenticeships Week, we have shared the work that our members’ have been doing, the impact that they are making, and the success stories from their respective apprenticeship off...

Virtual panel explores future of apprenticeships in Hertfordshire

February 12, 2021 | by Laura

To celebrate National Apprenticeships Week, the University of Hertfordshire hosted a virtual panel event for employers to explore the role apprenticeships will play in Hertfordshire’s economic reco...

The DTA Rep Committee: Amplifying the voice of PhD researchers

January 5, 2021 | by Laura

By Social Policy Reps Katheryn Margaret Pascoe & April Murray Cantwell During the heart of the Covid-19 pandemic, elections were held to establish the very first representative committee for DT...