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Honours for UA staff in Queen’s 90th Birthday list

June 14, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

The Queen’s 90th Birthday honours list has recognised six University Alliance academics and staff for their services to education and charity. They included Professor Eileen Scanlon from the Open U...

Closing speech UA Summit 2016: Leading the way in our cities and regions

June 3, 2016 | by Professor Steve West

Closing speech given by Professor Steve West at the UA Summit 2016 at Coventry University on Thursday 2 June 2016 Thank you Maddalaine. And thank you to John and all […]

Collaborative outreach: ‘Whole life-cycle’ outreach benefits community and students

May 24, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

A ‘whole life-cycle’ approach cuts through Nottingham Trent University’s outreach work to widen participation in schools, colleges and the local community. The university’s outreach programme encom...

Collaborative outreach: Stripping out traditional barriers to entry and success

May 24, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

Coventry University is committed to keeping their doors open wide to students but equally determined that this door does not become a revolving one. It set up Coventry University College […]

How to build your tribe

April 8, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

How do you build, nurture and engage a brand new community if everyone in it is busy and not always in the same place at the same time?  It’s a […]

Building healthy cities roundtable: The role of universities in the health ecosystem

March 24, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

University Alliance and UWE Bristol organised a roundtable event on the role of universities in the local and regional health economy. The discussion took place in Bristol on 14 March […]

Unconscious bias in higher education: A talk for International Women’s Day

March 23, 2016 | by Professor Debby Cotton

A few years ago I conducted some research into the gender and ethnicity attainment gap in higher education and I was surprised by the number of lecturers who told me […]

The best of both worlds

March 18, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

Ever read a history book and come across the story of an apprentice bound body and soul for seven, eight years or more, on little or no wage, to their […]

Apprenticeships fit for the twenty first century

March 16, 2016 | by Professor Les Ebdon CBE

Degree Apprenticeships represent great new opportunities for both students and universities. In doing so, they are helping to challenge prejudices around applied professional teaching and learning....

Standing out from the IT crowd: how do we make Britain a world leader in digital skills?

March 7, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

Last week, University Alliance and the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) held an expert roundtable on digital skills to help inform the ongoing Science and Technology Select Committee inq...