In the News

Wonkhe: The major review of HE finance must focus on the real problems

January 9, 2018

University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has written a piece for Wonkhe about the government’s major review of higher education funding. Maddalaine writes that the government nee...

Research Fortnight HE: Four policy experts talk Brexit

December 15, 2017

What are the priorities for Brexit and HE? Chief executive Maddalaine Ansell is featured in an article exploring the issues surrounding Brexit and how higher education and research must be […]

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...

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...

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...

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...

Research Fortnight: Focused funding needs strong foundations

November 23, 2017

Following the 2017 Budget, Tom Frostick, Policy & Programmes Manager (Research & Innovation) for University Alliance has written a blog for Research Fortnight. “It has been a big week...

In the news: All academics with ‘major research responsibility’ in REF 2021

November 23, 2017

HEFCE recently published final decisions on how the REF 2021 exercise will work. The publication confirms that all staff with significant responsibility for research must be entered into the REF, w...

University Business: Review 2017

November 21, 2017

Our chief executive Maddalaine Ansell spoke to University Business to give her review of the past year in HE and what may lie in store for the sector in 2018. […]

Research Fortnight: REF 2021: mission almost accomplished?

October 24, 2017

Tom Frostick, Policy and Programmes Manager (Research, Innovation and International) at University alliance has written a blog for Research Fortnight about what we can expect from the release of th...