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It’s time to take our heads out of the sand

May 17, 2012 | by Professor Steve West

Higher education is going through massive change at the moment, as is the country. So much focus is on dealing with the here and now, which is obviously critical, but there […]

Knowledge exchange remains crucial for growth

May 8, 2012 | by Andrew Henry

Set against a backdrop of a global recession and an uncertain future political and economic landscape, UK higher education’s role in knowledge exchange remains a critical part of the innovation [&h...

We need more graduates if we’re really serious about growth

March 27, 2012 | by Libby Hackett

The belief that there are too many graduates in the UK persists in the minds of many. It is a popular perception that higher education has expanded too quickly and […]

Open Doors: universities open for business?

March 1, 2012 | by Libby Hackett

Today we are launching Open Doors, a campaign to encourage more businesses to experience the benefits of collaborating with their local university. As part of this we have launched a […]

Students as co-creator, not consumer?

February 17, 2012 | by Janet Beer

Last week I went to another Alliance university, Bournemouth, to give a lecture on what we can do, as a sector, to make the reality live up to the rhetoric […]

Too many graduates?

February 14, 2012 | by Naomi Weir

There has been a lot of noise around whether or not a university degree is a worthwhile investment. This has been largely done by looking at the annual price tag […]

Web economy to double by 2016; meanwhile we’re choking off knowledge economy

January 27, 2012 | by Sam Jones

Boston Consulting Group, commissioned by Google, has today published a report, Digital Manifesto, showing the digital economy is set to double by 2016. It is further proof that the digital […]

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 […]