Kingston University’s Big Read

September 29, 2015 | by Tom Frostick

Students starting an undergraduate or masters degree at Kingston University this year were all sent a special copy of About a Boy by Nick Hornby. Starting university can be a […]

Being innovative about the future of innovation funding

August 21, 2015 | by Faye Taylor

Last month, the Conservative Government launched its “Productivity Plan” – an ambitious document which aims ‘to reverse the long-term productivity problem and secure rising living standards and a b...

Students at Plymouth University

Guardian HE Network: It’s foolish to argue that we don’t need so many graduates in the UK

August 20, 2015 | by Professor Steve West

Our chair Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol, has responded to the CIPD report that claims the number of people graduating from university now vastly outweighs the number of high-...

Closing speech at UA Summit 2015: Building on our Strengths

June 5, 2015 | by Professor Steve West

Our Chair, Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol, gave the closing speech at University Alliance summit 2015.  He talked about how our universities can work together and build on [&h...

Julie Lydon

Opening remarks to UA Summit 2015: Anticipation. Disruption. Excellence

June 5, 2015 | by Professor Julie Lydon

Professor Julie Lydon OBE, Vice-Chancellor of University of South Wales, gave an inspirational speech to welcome delegates to the University Summit 2015 – Anticipation. Disruption. Excellence...

Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research

May 20, 2015 | by Rachel Clarke

University Alliance signed up to the Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research in 2013.  The Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research outlines the expectations and responsibilities of ...

You say you want a revolution…

May 18, 2015 | by Jeff Carter

…well, we probably do all want to change the world.  And in powertrain engineering, change is happening at an unprecedented rate.  Driven by both legislation and consumer demand, vehicle and [&hell...

Royal Society pairing scheme opens for 2015

April 28, 2015 | by Rachel Clarke

Each year the Royal Society pairing scheme pairs 30 research scientists with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. By spending time together in Westminster and the researcher’s lab, participants ...

The hidden value of our university research base

April 20, 2015 | by Julie Mercer

One of the fun things about my job is that I get to visit and work with many of our great universities across the UK.  I get to see how […]

Celebrating success at the Guardian University 2015 Awards

April 2, 2015 | by Professor Eunice Simmons

It was great to be at the Guardian University Awards 2015 at RIBA last month where there was a great showing from Alliance Universities.  I celebrated with colleagues from Nottingham Trent […]