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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...

University Alliance responds to Ofqual/DfE A-level and GCSE consultation proposals

January 15, 2021

Responding to the proposals published today (Friday 15th January 2021) by DfE and Ofqual, for the system to be put in place due to summer exam cancellations, University Alliance CEO […]

UA on BBC Newsnight urging for government clarity over the UKSPF

November 19, 2020

Our open letter to the Government calling for greater transparency and clarity on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, coordinated and led by UA and backed by a group of 70 […]

A postcode lottery is stopping children in care from going to university

October 29, 2020

This article first appeared in the Guardian on 29 October 2020  There have been far too few care leavers going to university for far too long. The numbers are staggering: […]

Brighton researcher awarded prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship

October 15, 2020

University of Brighton mathematician Dr Oyuna Rybdylova has received a ‘lifechanging’ UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) grant of £1.1m to further her work by being awarded a Future Leaders Fellowsh...

UA pens letter responding to Will Hutton article in The Observer

October 12, 2020

This letter first appeared in The Observer on the 11 October 2020. Dear Editor, As CEO of a higher education mission group which represents professional and technical universities across the [&hell...

Interview: University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson

September 16, 2020

This interview first appeared in University Business on the 15 September 2020. University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson talks to Anna Britten about taskforces, WhatsApp deluges and how to create cham...