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Turner Prize win for UCLAN professor

December 8, 2017

A contemporary arts professor from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has won this year’s Turner Prize after judges praised her work for addressing “pertinent questions of personal ...

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UA responds to NAO’s report on HE market

December 8, 2017

Commenting on the National Audit Office’s report on the higher education market, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “Today’s report makes some important points about the de...

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THE: Amid all the criticism, we must not forget the vital role our universities play

December 6, 2017

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has written a piece for Times Higher Education about how we need to remember how universities transform their students’ life chances. In our efforts to justify our...

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The Hidden Story: universities and knowledge exchange in the creative industries

December 4, 2017

The Hidden Story: universities and knowledge exchange in the creative industries A major research project into the contribution of university knowledge exchange to the creative economy is published...

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Wonkhe: More than a vote of confidence – making the industrial strategy work

December 4, 2017

University Alliance chair John Latham, vice-chancellor of Coventry University, has written a blog for Wonkhe following the publication of the Industrial Strategy white paper. He offers further refl...

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Smart Specialisation Hub Annual Report 2017

December 4, 2017

University Alliance features in the second Annual Report from the Smart Specialisation Hub. The report showcases a cross-section of Hub activity over the past year. Tom Frostick, Policy and Program...

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UA responds to Knowledge Exchange Framework advisory group announcement

December 1, 2017

Commenting on the appointment of a technical advisory group to begin the development of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) metrics, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said:  ...

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Response to Social Mobility Commission State of the Nation 2017 report

November 28, 2017

Commenting on the Social Mobility Commission State of the Nation 2017 report, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “The Social Mobility Commission is right to call for a comp...

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THE: Industrial strategy boosts university-industry engagement funding

November 27, 2017

Times Higher Education’s coverage of the Industrial Strategy white paper highlighted the government’s pledge for a key role for universities in regional growth and commitment to increas...

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UA responds to the Industrial Strategy white paper

November 27, 2017

Commenting on the Industrial Strategy white paper, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “Alliance universities are key delivery partners for industrial strategy – spurring in...

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