Universities’ regional roots nourishing growth

January 26, 2015 | by Maddalaine Ansell

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t find the idea of university inspirational.  Cambridge, the home of my nearest university in the days before the 1992 Education Act, was […]

Science and research – the first election hustings?

January 16, 2015 | by Rachel Clarke

A subject very close to our hearts was trending in London on Twitter on Wednesday night. Anyone whose curiosity had been stirred by the steady climb of #casedebate15 to the […]

International students welcome here

January 7, 2015 | by Professor Steve West

This May, the country will go to the polls to elect a new parliament. If we believe the old saying that a week in politics is a long time, then […]

Check out our REF2014 Map of Alliance research excellence

December 19, 2014 | by Sam Jones

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework show that Alliance universities have seen a major increase in their share of world class and internationally excellent research. Click on the [...

Law student Sherelle Corbridge shares her experience from our Clifford Chance open day

December 11, 2014 | by Sherelle Corbridge

Sherelle Corbridge, second year Law student at Sheffield Hallam University, tells us about her experience at the second exclusive University Alliance open day with prestigious law firm Clifford Cha...

Congratulations to the winner of our Christmas card competition 2014

December 5, 2014 | by Rachel Clarke

We’ve a winner – check out the design which has won this year’s Christmas card design competition. Our theme for this year was ‘Collaboration’, inspired by the extensive number of...

What is the role for universities in entrepreneurship?

December 3, 2014 | by Liz Shutt

Can you teach someone to be an entrepreneur? At the OECD What Works Conference, hosted by Aalto University last week in Helsinki, the value of the rich environment provided by […]

There may be trouble ahead…

November 24, 2014 | by Rachel Clarke

Last week the Higher Education Commission published a report setting out 16 recommendations following their inquiry into future risks to the financial sustainability of the sector.  The Commission ...

Lifting student number controls – will it affect the quality of learning and teaching?

November 20, 2014 | by Sam Jones

Earlier in the week I was part of a fascinating panel debate about the impact lifting the cap on student number controls next year might have on teaching and learning. […]

Christmas card competition 2014 – extended deadline

November 3, 2014 | by Rachel Clarke

Feeling festive and creative? The University Alliance Christmas Card competition has just launched – if you are a member of staff or a student at one of our Alliance Universities, […]