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Lavinia Alexoiu – Winner of the Building Bright Ideas competition 2016

Top tips for pitching your business idea

April 13, 2017 | by Justyna Turner

Do you have a great business idea you want to share with the world? Before you go shouting about it from the rooftops, ensure that you maximise the opportunity by […]

Unlocking the secrets of the humble aspirin pill

April 10, 2017 | by Professor Janusz Jankowski

How often when you have a headache do you reach for the aspirin bottle lurking at the back of your bathroom medicine cabinet? Aspirin was originally derived from the bark […]

Millions of pounds awarded to tackle barriers to student success

March 10, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

Projects to tackle barriers to student success led by Alliance universities working in partnership with other education providers have been awarded millions of pounds. HEFCE announced that 17 proje...

Predicted population distribution of the UK by 2039

Making lifelong learning a reality – key facts

February 23, 2017 | by Joshua Hastings

Our report Lifelong Learning: Ladder and Lifeline makes recommendations on how to make lifelong learning a reality so that people can benefit from education and training throughout their lives. The...

The Open University

February 22, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

Lifelong Learning at the heart of everything it does The Open University (OU) was the world’s first successful distance teaching university, founded on the belief that there were many more people [...

University of South Wales

February 22, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

Cementing progression pathways through partnerships The University of South Wales (USW) is committed to lifelong learning. 43% of their student body is aged over 25 and 38% study on a part-time [&h...

Providing answers to the remotest questions

February 16, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

I’m stuck on a question… These days, perhaps the quickest way to an answer is to pull out my mobile phone. We all take for granted the almost limitless knowledge […]

Alliance universities and global challenges – key facts

February 7, 2017 | by Gabriel Huntley

Our report UK Research and Innovation Overseas: A snapshot of University Alliance provides an overview of Alliance institutions’ activity in developing countries and focused on tackling global chal...

New Year Honours: Awards for Alliance universities’ staff and students past and present

January 4, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

We are delighted that so many staff and students from Alliance universities have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Our former Chair, Professor Steve West, received a [&hel...

Capturing Chernobyl’s growing wildlife

December 22, 2016 | by Dr Mike Wood

“Chernobyl” – to many this word evokes images of nuclear devastation, a post-apocalyptic world accentuated by the decaying remains of human settlement.  Films, books and computer games have all dra...