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A time to pause and reflect

December 14, 2012 | by Libby Hackett

A year ending is always a good opportunity to pause and reflect. For University Alliance 2012 has been our busiest and most active year yet, helping our universities to steer […]

University of Wales, Newport

December 10, 2012 | by Andrew Henry

This week we are showcasing the University of Wales, Newport. Find out more about the university below, read Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Hagen’s blog, ‘Creating the Entrepreneurial University...

Keeping it local in Blaenau Gwent

December 10, 2012 | by Andrew Henry

How Newport University’s TV Channel is supporting businesses and communities. The region that Newport serves contains some of the most deprived communities in Britain. Therefore, the University’s r...

Creating the Entrepreneurial University: The Educational Rationale

December 10, 2012 | by Professor Stephen Hagen

For some time, my work, both at the University of Wales, Newport, and at previous Universities has been developing initiatives, structures and mindsets towards promoting the model of an entrepreneu...

Times Higher Awards – a good reminder that we have much to celebrate

November 30, 2012 | by Sam Jones

It was my first time attending the Times Higher Awards last night, so a few reflections before I move on to congratulate the winners. My first impression was just how […]

Congratulations to the winner of our Christmas card design competition!

November 28, 2012 | by Van Le

Every year, we at University Alliance run a design competition for the cover of our Christmas cards. This year’s theme for the competition was ‘Futures’, in line with our university_vision […]

Bournemouth University – Creating, sharing and inspiring

November 26, 2012 | by Andrew Henry

This week we are showcasing Bournemouth University. Find out more about BU below, read Vice-Chancellor Professor John Vinney’s blog ‘Six degrees of separation‘ and check out how the Creative ...

Six degrees of separation

November 23, 2012 | by Professor John Vinney

Universities are often accused of not moving with the times. I don’t necessarily disagree with that criticism – it can be challenging being nimble when you’re very big and tied […]

Design: a long view

November 22, 2012 | by Dr Trevor Keeble

Design is a historically and culturally situated practice. It has meant different things, to different people throughout history, and so when questioning what role design plays in the educational d...

Christmas Card Competition 2012

October 23, 2012 | by Louisa Carpenter

Following the success of last year’s contest we are once again running a design competition for the cover of our Christmas card to be sent to our key stakeholders. If […]