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Students at Plymouth University

So much more than just a degree

October 24, 2011 | by Andrew Henry

There has been much reported on the impact that increased fees will have on university applications for 2012-13. University Alliance believes that no one should be put off from going […]

University Alliance at Party Conferences

October 12, 2011 | by Andrew Henry

University Alliance officially launched ‘Growing the future: universities leading, changing and creating the regional economy’, during this year’s party conference season. Our team travelled to Bir...

Telling the story about universities and growth

September 20, 2011 | by Liz Shutt

Looking at our website, it won’t take you long to realise that a big focus for University Alliance is the important role of universities creating growth in our economy. It […]

The stories beneath the headlines: university is still a life-changing experience

August 17, 2011 | by Mary Stuart

This year’s A-level result day will be the last before the new graduate finance system arrives in 2012. Against a backdrop of Government reforms and predictions of increased competition this [&hell...

The research funding debate: why size doesn’t matter

July 12, 2011 | by Andrew Henry

This week’s blog post is taken from a piece I wrote for the Guardian. Research was notable by its absence in the HE white paper, leaving a large hole in […]

WHITE NOISE: University Alliance Policy Seminar exploring the White Paper

June 24, 2011 | by Sam Jones

University Alliance held its first policy seminar last week (5 July) taking an in-depth look at the White Paper. There was lively discussion and debate about the impact the White […]

No one has to pay upfront

June 8, 2011 | by Sam Jones

Fees hit the headlines again yesterday after a couple of months off-stage. BIS have just made their student finance campaign material available to ensure consistency of messaging. So I thought [&he...

New thinking about the future of HE

May 23, 2011 | by Libby Hackett

I was pleased to attend the launch of Pearson’s Blue Skies: new thinking about the future of higher education this morning. The publication has brought together a diverse range of […]

Welcome to our new site

May 11, 2011 | by Libby Hackett

Our new website has been in development for a few months and I’m delighted that we can now share it with you. Our new online home is brighter and more […]