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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...

How can the HEA’s Embedding Employability Framework be used to help universities engage employers?

March 7, 2016 | by Hugh Mannerings

Over the past couple of months, we’ve run a series of regional workshops, exploring how to best support STEM-related employer engagement in higher education.  These events follow the recent publica...

This app can change your life

February 26, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

There’s an app I’m watching closely. I’ve anxiously followed it through funding and development. I signed up for beta testing (still waiting to be tapped on the shoulder there…) and […]

Teaching and training: The Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise

February 25, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

Plymouth University is helping to lead a transformation in dental education in the UK through its Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise and focus upon community-based teaching. Launched in 2013 in res...

Teaching & training: Paramedic virtual reality training centre

February 25, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

A state-of-the-art clinical simulation centre is providing paramedic science students with the opportunity to practise working in real-life emergency settings without even stepping off campus. Base...

Building healthy cities: Alliance universities case studies

February 25, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

In our Regional Leadership Series report Building healthy cities: The role of universities in the health ecosystem, we set out a case for the contribution universities make to health and wellbeing....

Refocusing the Student Opportunity Fund

February 1, 2016 | by Peter Horrocks

The Prime Minister has certainly put the cat amongst the pigeons. His broadside in the Sunday Times is reminiscent of Gordon Brown’s assault on Laura Spence in 2000 which led […]

Teaching & training: Meeting the workforce needs of local healthcare community

January 28, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

The University of Lincoln is producing new generations of nurses to meet the workforce needs of its local healthcare community. Almost 100 new nurses began work on the wards of […]