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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, […]

What kind of place do we want to live in, really…?

October 20, 2014 | by Liz Shutt

Alan Milburn, the social mobility tsar, gave us a stark warning this morning as he launched his Commission’s latest State of the Nation report, that the UK risks becoming a […]

How can we secure Britain’s future?

October 2, 2014 | by Rachel Clarke

For the past couple of weeks politicians on both sides of the House have been gathering for their annual party conferences with their eye on the prize – the national election next […]

Shaping the future of higher education and research

September 25, 2014 | by Professor Steve West

Over the past five years, since we established ourselves as a group, University Alliance has gone from strength to strength. It has united diverse and excellent universities, providing them with [&...

Science and Innovation: future-proofing the ecosystem

September 12, 2014 | by Faye Taylor

It has probably not escaped the notice of many who work in our field that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is due to announce a 10 year plan for UK […]