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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 […]

How can your research impact on future policies?

January 11, 2016 | by Dr Jean-Christophe Nebel

Dr Jean-Christophe Nebel, Associate Professor in Computing Science and Bioinformatics at Kingston University, recently took part in the Royal Society’s pairing scheme. He shadowed Graham Dean, High...

New Year’s Honours for Alliance universities’ staff

January 5, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

Staff at Alliance universities have been recognised for exceptional achievement and service in the annual New Year’s Honours List. Among them are three academics from UWE Bristol: Professor Nichola...

Finding out what a law firm looks for in the lawyers of tomorrow

December 21, 2015 | by Joshua Chauhan

Joshua Chauhan, a second year law student at Plymouth University, recently attended an open day at Clifford Chance law firm exclusively organised for Alliance universities students. Below he shares...