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What does 2012 hold for HE policy?

January 9, 2012 | by Libby Hackett

Despite turbulent economic times in 2012, there is a bigger global picture that will have a greater impact on the future of higher education: the rapid acceleration of new technology, […]

Tough times call for joined-up thinking

November 28, 2011 | by Libby Hackett

The Chancellor faces a huge challenge in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement. One of the critical areas he will need to address is the short-term crisis of soaring youth unemployment whilst at [&hell...

Congratulations to the winner of our Christmas card design competition!

November 22, 2011 | by Louisa Carpenter

This year at University Alliance we ran a design competition for the cover of our Christmas cards. The competition was open to staff and students of Alliance universities. The theme […]

It is crucial that we tackle myths about tuition fees

November 11, 2011 | by Andrew Henry

On the 1st September 2012 the way students contribute to their tuition fee changes. There has been a lot of confusion to what this will actually mean. In this handy […]

University Alliance Christmas card competition

November 7, 2011 | by Louisa Carpenter

This year at University Alliance we are running a design competition for the cover of our Christmas card to be sent to our key stakeholders. If you would like to […]

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 […]