Start-up: Guy’s story 6 months on

October 3, 2013 | by Naomi Weir

Guy has been keeping busy since the launch of Start-up: a story in April. He co-founded Streetscape after graduating from Accounting and Finance at Bournemouth University. He had no intention [&hel...

Start-up: Lizze's story 6 months on

September 26, 2013 | by Naomi Weir

Lizze embarked on DMU’s Fashion Buying course not knowing where it would lead. It didn’t take long to develop the idea for Kindred Sole and she has not looked back since. Read […]

Start-up: Bill's story 6 months on

September 20, 2013 | by Naomi Weir

Bill’s life changed forever after he returned to university to enrol in a Masters in Computer Animation at the University of Bradford. He built Distant Future Animation Studio from scratch […]

The truth about widening participation at university

August 16, 2013 | by Professor Steve West

It is misleading to say that those universities with the fewest poor students are required to spend more recruiting and supporting them. This was argued in the Times article, ‘Universities […]

Teaching higher skills essential for UK prosperity

July 31, 2013 | by Van Le

University Alliance has responded to today’s CBI publication ‘Tomorrow’s growth: New routes to higher skills’. Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor of the UWE, sai...

How not to deter poorer students from university: our response to Amol Rajan in the Independent

June 7, 2013 | by Andrew Henry

This is our response to Amol Rajan’s article in the Independent. While it is true that for some universities their record on access is, frankly, shocking, it is not true to […]

uni_funding: a vision for higher education funding

June 6, 2013 | by Libby Hackett

We need to rethink how we fund higher education The world is changing fast: how we work; create, share and receive knowledge; deliver value; and connect to people around the […]

A good degree leads to a good job: is it that simple?

June 3, 2013 | by Anna Chojnicka

When I was at school I remember being told to work hard so that I’d get into university: ‘If you go to university and get a good degree, you’ll get […]

HEBCI start up figures

May 24, 2013 | by Naomi Weir

Newly released HEBCI figures show that universities in the UK contributed £3.4 billion to the economy in 2011-12 through services to business, including commercialisation of new knowledge, delivery...

Harnessing the power of changemakers

May 21, 2013 | by Sam Jones

I believe we need to see a major shake-up in our universities that allows them to better respond to the changing global economy. Our universities need to become hubs of […]