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UK universities are not obstacles the government needs to overcome

April 19, 2021

Written by Debra Humphris, Chair of University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor of University of Brighton This article first appeared in Times Higher Education on 13th April 2021 It is often said [&hel...

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University Alliance responds to today’s update in government guidance for student returns to campus

April 13, 2021

Responding to today’s (13/04/2021) update in government guidance for the return of Higher Education students to campus, now to be from 17th May, CEO of University Alliance Vanessa Wilson said: [&he...

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Remaining students must be allowed to return to higher education

April 5, 2021

Responding to the Prime Minister’s latest announcement on the lifting of lockdown, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “On behalf of our member students and staff we are disappointed...

Alliance universities set to play a vital role in the UK’s recovery from the pandemic

March 31, 2021

The 12 universities that make up the University Alliance group will help power a national economic, social and cultural recovery from COVID-19, according to a new campaign launched today. These [&h...

Three QAA bids won by consortia made up of University Alliance and DTA members

March 30, 2021

In the recent QAA call for expressions of interest to lead Collaborative Enhancement Partnership Projects, 3 out of the 13 successful bids were from consortia made up of University Alliance […]

University and Student Union leaders call for a return to campus

March 29, 2021

More than 40 University Chancellors, Chairs of governing bodies, Vice-Chancellors and Student Union presidents from the University Alliance have joined together to call on the Prime Minister to per...

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Government must allow all remaining Higher Education students to return

March 26, 2021

Responding to calls for the Government to allow remaining Higher Education students to return to campus on 12th April, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We support the call for […]

Government must protect research funding and Horizon association

March 22, 2021

University Alliance, the voice of professional and technical universities, has today written to the Prime Minister seeking assurances as to the future of funding for research in the UK and […]

University Alliance member elected President of Universities UK

March 12, 2021

In response to the announcement that University Alliance board member and Vice Chancellor of UWE Bristol Professor Steve West has been elected as the new President of Universities UK, University [&...

New publication demonstrates scale of impact delivered by Research and Innovation at Alliance universities.

March 10, 2021

A new publication released today (10 March) by University Alliance (UA) showcases how research taking place in universities across the Alliance is delivering local and global impact. Launched to co...