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Malignant mesothelioma: Current research into a man-made epidemic

February 5, 2018 | by Oana Voloaca

Four. That is my personal number. The number of people that influenced my life in various ways and have been diagnosed with the dreaded C word: cancer. Some are still […]

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation – foreword by Professor Edward Peck

January 29, 2018 | by Professor Edward Peck

This report comes at an opportune moment. Not just educational policy, but the future of the country’s economy, is at a crossroads. The Government has just published its long-awaited Industrial [&h...

Supporting female victims of violence in India

January 24, 2018 | by Dr Sunita Toor

One of the prevailing values that guides my work and that of the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice is fighting injustice on behalf of those who need it most […]

Dig where you stand – universities and public policy

January 22, 2018 | by Fraser Burt

Alliance universities are no strangers to change. Whilst most of our member institutions are comparatively ‘new’ as universities, all have longer histories of their own, with the majority founded i...

An excellent Christmas card for 2017

December 15, 2017 | by Rachel Clarke

The results are in – the 2017 University Alliance Christmas Card has been chosen. The front cover of our card was designed by Georgie Underwood, a third year student studying […]

Doctoral Training Alliance: The next chapter

December 12, 2017 | by Professor Tara Dean

In October of this year I was appointed as the National Director for University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) programme. In my application for the role I had reflected on […]

Perspectives on learning and teaching – Review of TEA Pilot#1

November 3, 2017 | by Dr Sam Grogan

As we’re nearing the end of the first year of operations for the Teaching Excellence Alliance (TEA) it’s timely to engage in a little reflection, look at developments to date […]

British Council Going Global 2017

Universities and cities: Building stronger communities

November 2, 2017 | by Maddalaine Ansell

Maddalaine’s article was commissioned by the British Council for its Going Global publication, Building Nations, Connecting Cultures published in May 2017. Find out more about this publicatio...

A provocation

November 2, 2017 | by Mark Leach

If there’s anything guaranteed to get a politician to squirm, it’s asking whether they’re happy for the policies they’re advocating to be applied to their own children. Take outrage at […]

Spaces that inspire

November 1, 2017 | by Mike Clark, Director of Estates and Facilities Management, University of Brighton

The scale of capital investment made in the UK higher education estate over the last five years is staggering, with some £2.75bn spent in the 2014/15 financial year alone. This […]