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UA Members Win Share of £76 Million Government Industrial Strategy Grant

June 13, 2019

Portsmouth, Greenwich and UWE Bristol are among 13 Universities awarded a £76 million grant from the government, announced today, as part of fulfilling the goals of the Industrial Strategy through ...

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The DTA on Screen

June 10, 2019

University Alliance launches a film about its flagship programme the Doctoral Training Alliance. The Doctoral Training Alliance has been running since 2015, funding students to conduct ground-break...

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UA Chair Professor John Latham is Honoured with a CBE

June 8, 2019

Professor John Latham, University Alliance Chair and Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University, has been awarded a CBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Professor John Latham has been reco...

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UA’s Chair Responds to the Augar Review

May 30, 2019

In response to the Augar Review released today, Professor John Latham, Chair of University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University said: “This is a quietly damning critique of the exist...

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In Short: Our Initial Reaction to the Augar Report

May 30, 2019

Following the launch this morning of the post-18 review, we give our initial thoughts. In advance of our full statement, University Alliance CEO, Vanessa Wilson said: “This is a serious, […]

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UA CEO Vanessa Wilson speaks to the BBC on University Funding

May 28, 2019

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson spoke to the BBC on Saturday 25th May about the anticipated publication of the ‘Post-18 Review’. She warned that “We need to move quickly to...

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Alliance Universities Working to Tackle the HE ‘Care Leaver Crisis’

May 22, 2019

Alliance members Kingston and Oxford Brookes are two of the eight universities piloting a new project announced today to improve the support received by care leavers in higher education. Currently ...

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University Alliance Backs Joint Commitment on Degree Classifications

May 20, 2019

University Alliance has backed new measures to tackle ‘unexplained’ grade inflation and protect the value of degrees. The new sector-wide statement-of-intent sets out how universities will be more ...

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Coventry University Launches Major New Mental Health Pilot

May 17, 2019

Yesterday, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, it was announced that Coventry University, alongside partners from The University of Warwick and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), was awa...

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UUK/NUS Attainment Report – Our Members comment 

May 2, 2019

University Alliance was represented by three member Vice-Chancellors on the advisory panel for the Universities UK and NUS’s report “Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Student Attainment at UK Univer...

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