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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...

Universities need stability this autumn

September 14, 2020

This article first appeared in Research Professional News on the 13 September. UA Chair Debra Humphris looks at the challenges and opportunities for universities in the year ahead It is […]

The missing piece of Sunak’s puzzle? Degree apprentices

July 9, 2020

This article first appeared in Times Education Supplement (Tes) Degree apprenticeships have a vital role to play in the post-Covid recovery, write Robert Halfon and Quintin McKellar The chancellor ...

Taskforce on research sustainability needs creative solutions

June 26, 2020

This article first appeared in Research Professional News on the 21/06/2020 The taskforce on research sustainability must involve professional and technical universities, says UA Chair Debra Humphr...

UA CEO writes for Wonkhe on the Wicked Problem of “value” in HE

January 14, 2020

Writing for Wonkhe’s series on wicked problems facing the HE sector, UA CEO, Vanessa Wilson, examined the issues around defining value when it comes to higher education. Vanessa said “n...

UA Members win Both Research Categories at this Year’s THE Awards

November 29, 2019

Portsmouth University and Birmingham City University were among the winners at last night’s Times Higher Education Awards Ceremony hosted in London. Read more »