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UA comments on measures for 2021 exams

December 3, 2020

University Alliance responds to proposed extra measures to boost fairness and support students ahead of next summer’s exams and assessments.   Reacting to the package announced by the government to...

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University Alliance comments on the government’s guidance for January.

December 2, 2020

 ​In response to the government announcement that there will be a staggered approach to students’ returning to university in January, Vanessa Wilson, University Alliance CEO said: “We are ple...

UA on BBC Newsnight urging for government clarity over the UKSPF

November 19, 2020

Our open letter to the Government calling for greater transparency and clarity on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, coordinated and led by UA and backed by a group of 70 […]

Group calls for urgent clarity over UK Shared Prosperity Fund

November 17, 2020

UA, along with 70 national and local organisations from across the country including the CBI, are urging the Government to provide immediate clarity on how it intends to deliver the […]

UA responds to the Government’s plans for post-qualification university admissions

November 13, 2020

Commenting on the announcement today from the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP, to review the university admissions system, University Alliance Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson s...

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UA responds to Universities UK admissions review

November 13, 2020

Commenting on the recommendations from the Fair Admissions review published by Universities UK today, Vanessa Wilson, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “We very much welcome the f...

A postcode lottery is stopping children in care from going to university

October 29, 2020

This article first appeared in the Guardian on 29 October 2020  There have been far too few care leavers going to university for far too long. The numbers are staggering: […]

UA partnership with 10000BlackInterns programme to deliver transformative opportunities for Black students

October 27, 2020

University Alliance have today (27 October) joined major organisations and representatives from industry, education and politics to announce the launch of 10,000 Black Interns, an ambitious program...

Brighton researcher awarded prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship

October 15, 2020

University of Brighton mathematician Dr Oyuna Rybdylova has received a ‘lifechanging’ UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) grant of £1.1m to further her work by being awarded a Future Leaders Fellowsh...

UA pens letter responding to Will Hutton article in The Observer

October 12, 2020

This letter first appeared in The Observer on the 11 October 2020. Dear Editor, As CEO of a higher education mission group which represents professional and technical universities across the [&hell...