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We’re failing students unless closing the attainment gap is a priority

May 2, 2019 | by Steven Spier, Vice-Chancellor Kingston University

Today sees the publication of a joint report by Universities UK and the National Union of Students into a critical issue affecting the higher education sector – the attainment gap […]

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Nottingham Trent University to Lead National Social Mobility Research Centre

April 17, 2019 | by Matilda Embling

How can universities best break down barriers to social mobility? That’s what Nottingham Trent University researchers will set out to answer as part of the new national evidence and impact […]

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TEF Submission- Public Statement

April 15, 2019 | by Matilda Embling

University Alliance has published its full response to the Independent Review of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) calls for views – which closed in February. The R...

Our New Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson

March 25, 2019 | by Vanessa Wilson

We are delighted Vanessa Wilson has started as the new CEO of University Alliance. Vanessa joins us from her previous role as Director of Commercial and Communications at UK Sport, […]

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Teesside University hailed for ‘outstanding’ apprenticeship provision

March 6, 2019 | by Olimpia Ades

Teesside University is setting the quality benchmark for apprenticeships having been among the first higher education institutions in the country to have its provision subject to full inspection by...

Coventry University leads £20m global research hub aiming to harness benefits of South-South migration

January 22, 2019 | by comms

Coventry University will lead a £20 million global research hub announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today as part an ambitious new approach – funded through UKRI’s Global Challenges [&he...

Exciting new opportunity at University Alliance

January 21, 2019 | by comms

We have a fantastic new position available in our Communications & Membership team.   University Alliance is looking for a Communications & Engagement Officer to join our experienced t...

Universities Minister calls on HE to improve support for disabled students

January 18, 2019 | by comms

The Minister for Universities Chris Skidmore MP talked this week about the need for universities to do as much as they can to support disabled students. You can read the […]

UA Head of Policy Graeme Wise speaks to Wonkhe podcast

January 14, 2019 | by comms

This week’s Wonkhe podcast covered a range topics including grammar schools, the value of different course and regulation and featured University Alliance’s Head of Policy Graeme Wise. ...

DTA Autumn School

November 5, 2018 | by Olimpia Ades

PhD student Sam Capp reflects on his experience of University Alliance’s DTA Programme ahead of the Autumn School this week. The Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) is a programme designed to […]