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Times Higher Education: Priced out of postgraduate education

September 18, 2014

A feature by Times Higher Education looking at how post-graduate funding can be fixed, references our HELP proposals launched earlier this year. HELP is a new higher education loan programme [&hell...

Guardian: End of student cap was ‘sprung on universities’, ex-special adviser admits

September 18, 2014

Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance, is featured in coverage in the Guardian about the Higher Education Policy Institute’s new guide on the removal of student number controls. ...

BBC News online: Money is the key to being a top university, says study

September 15, 2014

University Alliance features in a story by BBC News Online about the 2014 World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education magazine – and their new “formula” for top ...

BBC News: Labour urges technical universities for jobs boost

August 28, 2014

The publication of the Social Market Foundation’s latest pamphlet, Robbins Rebooted, in which Shadow Universities Minister Liam Byrne sets out his vision for the future of Higher Education, a...

BBC News: ‘Deeply elitist UK locks out diversity at top’

August 28, 2014

Prof Steve West, Chair of University Alliance, features in one of today’s top stories focusing on the controversial findings of a new report by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commissio...

The Guardian: What skills do you need besides a postgraduate degree?

August 28, 2014

University Alliance and three of its member universities feature in a piece by the Guardian on skills that postgrads may want to develop alongside their studies to improve their employment […]

Guardian: Top universities urge scrapping of free-for-all student recruitment plan

August 7, 2014

Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance, has been featured in The Guardian’s story into a new study from HEPI on the implications of removing student number controls in Australia &...

The Times: Let universities buy debts of their graduates, says Willetts

July 31, 2014

University Alliance was also featured in coverage by The Times following former Universities and Science Minister David Willetts’ proposals that debts owed by students could be sold to the un...

FT: Let universities buy debt, says David Willetts

July 29, 2014

University Alliance’s response to David Willetts’ proposals that universities get the opportunity to buy the debt that their graduates owe. Our response was featured in the online and p...

Guardian Higher Education Network: Student loans debt: should universities share some of the risk? – poll

July 29, 2014

University Alliance has commented today on the Guardian Higher Education Network Blog about creating a sustainable future for Higher Education.  The blog has launched a poll following comments by D...