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Great teaching and research a catalyst for economic regeneration

February 15, 2013 | by Professor Bob Cryan

So do we go for excellence in teaching or in research? Both, obviously. They’re fully compatible. In fact, they feed off each other. Undergrads and postgrads are stimulated by an […]

Continued decline in languages threatens our economic competitiveness

February 12, 2013 | by Dr. Abigail Gregory

Last month UCAS announced a 3.5% increase in the number of students applying to university compared with last year. The relief across the sector was palpable as a further decline […]

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 […]

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...