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University Alliance responds to OfS Quality and Standards conditions consultation

September 29, 2021

Alliance universities are deeply committed to providing a high-quality academic experience for students, and we are broadly supportive of the principles-based and risk-led approach to regulation ou...

Comprehensive Spending Review 2021

September 7, 2021

In response to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2021, University Alliance have produced this briefing, outlining how our members can support the achievement of government priorities and Power the ...

University Alliance responds to DfE’s Initial Teacher Training Market Review consultation

August 24, 2021

Initial teacher training (ITT) should and must evolve in order to maintain and sustain educational standards for current and future generations of pupils – but  there have been fundamental problems...

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University Alliance responds to A level results announcement

August 10, 2021

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson responds to the news that record numbers of students are set to take a place at university, and encourages learners to consider the full range […]

Student vaccination – a sector statement

July 28, 2021

​University leaders are encouraging new and existing students to take up the opportunity to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. In a joint statement released today, University Alliance and [&...

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University Alliance responds to Innovation Strategy

July 22, 2021

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We welcome today’s publication of the Innovation strategy. Alliance universities are a longstanding, stable presence in their regions and are well-plac...

UA comment on OFS funding reforms

July 20, 2021

Responding to the Office For Students (OFS) announcement on funding reforms for 2021-22, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said “It is disappointing to see OFS progressing with the decis...

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University Alliance responds to government reform of post-16 qualifications

July 14, 2021

University Alliance have joined a coalition of 12 education bodies representing staff and students in schools, colleges and universities in writing to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson urging hi...

Letter to the Times

July 14, 2021

A letter from Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson has been published in The Times, responding to a recent article which argued that ‘Britain needs more second class universities’.   Sir, I [&...

University Alliance submission to Higher Education Commission’s University Research and Regional Levelling-Up Inquiry

July 5, 2021

Working in partnership to support the growth of the economy and our towns and cities is central to our mission. Many of our member universities trace their origins to Britain’s […]