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Research Professional: Portfolio awards could boost technical education, ministers told

June 11, 2018

Coverage of our latest report,  Ladders of Opportunity: Strengthening the role of universities in technical and professional education, has appeared in Research Professional. The report was publish...

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Policy network: Higher education and regional growth

May 22, 2018

Our chief executive Maddalaine Ansell has written a chapter for a new book, Higher Education and regional growth: Local context and global challenges, published by the Policy Network, the Universit...

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Research Professional: ‘Fundamentally flawed’ subject level TEF raises concerns

May 22, 2018

Research Professional has published an article which focused on responses from HE bodies on the Department for Education’s consultation on the introduction of the new Teaching Excellence Fram...

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THE: UK’s elite universities ‘still have social justice problem’

April 25, 2018

Times Higher Education has published a piece focusing on Education Select Committee chair Robert Halfon’s speech at a University Alliance-hosted event on degree apprenticeships this week. Com...

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THE: NUS calls for ‘minimum living income’ for post-16 students

April 24, 2018

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell features in coverage of the NUS Poverty Commission report in Times Higher Education. The report finds “a clear link between class and poverty in tertiary education...

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Wonkhe: Helping everyone get the most out of degree apprenticeships

April 23, 2018

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has written for Wonkhe on degree apprenticeships to highlight their successes and the challenges in the face of policy uncertainty about their purpose and value. S...

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Alliance universities recognised in Guardian University Awards shortlist

March 23, 2018

Alliance universities have been shortlisted in several categories for the Guardian University Awards 2018. The finalists were revealed this week following decisions by expert judges from the sector...

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UA Chief Executive gives evidence to Public Accounts Committee

March 13, 2018

University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell joined a panel of experts to discuss the higher education market at a recent meeting of the House of Common’s Public Accounts Committee. ...

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Wonkhe: Views from four female HE leaders

March 12, 2018

UA Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell was featured in a Wonkhe article focusing on female HE leaders for International Women’s Day 2018. The piece sought Maddalaine’s views on her experi...

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Research Professional: Visa pilot blamed for giving unfair advantage to certain universities

February 27, 2018

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell is featured in an article by Research Professional on the government’s Tier 4 visa pilot for masters students. A total of 27 universities are now part [&hell...

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