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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...

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University Alliance responds to government reform of post-16 qualifications

July 14, 2021

Responding to the government reform of post-16 qualifications, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “As the voice of professional and technical universities, we are concerned by proposals t...

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 [&...

Shortlist revealed for the Alliance Awards 2021

June 10, 2021

A university vaccination hub, a social enterprise team working to support a bakery that trains and employs refugee and migrant women, and an inspirational DTA mental health ambassador are all [&hel...

University Alliance responds to the DfE consultation on Post-Qualifications Admissions Reform

May 13, 2021

The admission system needs reforming, but a move to Post Qualifications Admissions could be disruptive and costly, and risks losing many of the benefits from the existing system, argues University ...

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University Alliance responds to the Queen’s speech

May 11, 2021

Responding to the Queen’s speech today (11th May 2021) and the announcement of the commitment to transform post-16 education and training, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We welcome t...

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University Alliance responds to OfS consultation on recurrent funding

May 7, 2021

University Alliance calls for protection of creative arts education and re-instatement of London weighting to enable fair access to HE for most disadvantaged students Creative arts education course...

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...

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 [&...

University Alliance responds to the Government’s Skills for jobs White Paper and Interim Conclusion of the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding

January 21, 2021

Commenting on the publication of the White Paper and interim response, University Alliance Chair and Vice Chancellor of the University of Brighton Professor Debra Humphris said: “As the nation look...