What does research-informed teaching (RIT) look like?

September 20, 2016 | by Dr Samuel Burgum, Researcher, and Dr Geoff Stoakes, Head of Special Projects, Higher Education Academy

Excellent teaching goes hand in hand with excellent research. This blog prepared by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and University Alliance, ahead of its workshop event with senior university pr...

Breaking down the ‘divide’ between research and teaching

September 20, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

As higher education in England is poised for the largest transformation in recent decades, University Alliance and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) have collaborated to help institutions to demon...

Holly clearing a path to stellar law career

August 22, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

We’ve all seen the images of students jumping for joy with their A-level results clutched tightly in their hand.  For those who had applied to university, they would have known early via […]

Teaching & curriculum development: A cut above with fashion course

August 16, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

Kingston University’s Fashion Department has led the way in developing longstanding links with some of the biggest names in the business.  Its BA(Hons) Fashion programme is recognised as one of [&h...

Students revving up for Silverstone

July 14, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

No sooner than Lewis Hamilton won a dominant victory at the British Grand Prix to take his fourth career win at the historic track, students from Alliance universities are hoping […]

How thinking differently helped to win prestigious award

July 8, 2016 | by Warren Frost

Warren Frost, a first year student studying aerospace engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, has won the overall Telegraph UK STEM Award, taking home the £25,000 prize and a place in the [&h...

Measuring the success of the KU Big Read

June 29, 2016 | by Alison Baverstock

‘So how will you work out whether or not you are achieving anything?’ was a challenging question put to me by a professor within the Business School at Kingston University. […]

The rise of the (all-singing, all-dancing) robots

June 27, 2016 | by Rachel Clarke

I knew someone once whose solution to the ‘challenge’ of housework was to buy a robot vacuum cleaner. The obvious bonus was clean floors. But for its owner, boring chores […]

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 […]