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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 […]

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University Alliance Open Day at Clifford Chance

July 28, 2014 | by Katy Beresford

“Coming from a less well known university I was expecting to feel out of my depth but I was proven wrong”. Katy Beresford, Graduate Development Specialist, Clifford Chance, writes a gue...

Effective employer collaboration supports disadvantaged students

July 11, 2014 | by Professor Les Ebdon CBE

Why go to university? There are as many answers to that question as there are students, because for each one the motivation is different. For many, the point of going to […]

David Docherty writes about bridging the gap between education and employment

July 9, 2014 | by David Docherty

I was glad to see that University Alliance’s new report into ‘job ready’ graduates focused on the need for businesses and universities to work together to make sure that those […]

Job ready graduates – what Alliance universities are in the business of producing

July 8, 2014 | by Professor Julie Lydon

It is amazing that, even now, some people still ask, “what is the role of higher education?” and “what is the value of a degree?” The bottom line is this: […]

Why we wanted to contribute to the debate

June 26, 2014 | by Professor Quintin McKellar

I had the pleasure of chairing the launch event for HELP UK this morning. At the event I set out some of the reasons why University Alliance has undertaken this work […]

Our response to Lord Young’s report on enterprise, Enterprise for All

June 19, 2014 | by Sam Jones

Alliance universities are enterprise universities. They lead the enterprise and entrepreneurship agenda with over 21,000 business links (including 14,000 SMEs) and 50% of all turnover and 40% of al...

Drawing from a wider pool

May 23, 2014 | by Julie Mercer

Growing up in Belfast during the 1970s and 1980s, I was the first person in my family to pass the 11+, to go to grammar school and then onto university. […]

Why more shouldn’t mean worse

May 21, 2014 | by Fiona Hoban

Today University Alliance are publishing a report tackling one of the trickiest – yet most pressing – questions facing the HE sector. How can we ensure quality of the student […]