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Design Week: UK design education is failing students, says V&A chief

July 29, 2014

Martin Roth, the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, has attacked the UK education system saying it leaves too many design students lacking ‘basic skills’.  His comments were ...

The Guardian: Sustainable funding for students

July 25, 2014

Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance, features in a letter to the Guardian calling for the Government to urgently examine how we fund the higher education sector. Recent coverage [...

The Times: It is time to think again about how we are funding higher education and student loans

July 25, 2014

Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance, features in a letter to The Times calling on the Government to examine how to put funding of the higher education sector on […]

Chemistry World: Science minister replaced in UK cabinet reshuffle

July 15, 2014

Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance, has been featured in Chemistry World in a story about Greg Clark replacing David Willetts as the new Universities and Science Minister. In the ar...

Employability focus benefits universities, business and graduates, Daisy Hooper writing for the NCUB blog

July 2, 2014

Writing about employability ahead of the launch of Job Ready (launching 8 July 2014), Daisy Hooper writes for the NCUB blog: ‘The increasing focus of universities on graduate employability is...

THE – Private providers ‘need closer monitoring’, says Alliance report

May 22, 2014

“In a report on improving quality assurance in higher education, University Alliance, which represents 22 mainly post-1992 universities, said more checks were needed on alternative providers,...

BBC – Is the Russell Group really an ‘oligarchy’?

May 20, 2014

“The University Alliance this week cautioned against an over-emphasis on a narrow group of universities, saying that it stood in the way of social mobility.” University Alliance’s...

THE – Social mobility debate ‘too focused on elite universities’

May 14, 2014

University Alliance’s report, ‘Closing the Gap: unlocking opportunity through higher education’, features in a Times Higher Education article. The UK’s social mobility debate is too narrowly focuse...

The Australian – Retention-based funding could add up

April 24, 2014

The Australian government should consider funding universities on the basis of student retention rather than enrolments, a new UK report has said. The UK’s Higher Education Policy Institute has pub...

THE – We Could Learn From Australian Funding System

April 24, 2014

Higher education policymakers in the UK should pay much closer attention to Australia’s funding system, which is “often ahead” of England’s, Libby Hackett and Nick Hillman argue today. This is [&he...