Summit 2016 – Leading the way in our cities and regions

June 27, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

In June we were at Coventry University for our annual summit. It focused this year on exploring the role of our universities as leaders in their cities and regions, delivering […]

Minding the gender gap

June 23, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

When I was at secondary school, we were told that an engineer was coming in to talk about their career. Several of my female classmates started moaning that this wasn’t […]

Chief Executive UA Summit speech: Leading the way in our cities and regions

June 16, 2016 | by Maddalaine Ansell

Neil [Neil Carmichael MP*] has spoken about the skills and productivity challenge facing the UK.  There are aspects of it that Alliance Universities are particularly well-placed to meet. We are [&h...

New UA film puts our universities in the spotlight

June 14, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

Our new film (below) shows how our institutions are making the difference in their cities and regions, and premiered at our Annual Summit at the beginning of this month. The video focuses […]

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 […]