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THE: English universities ‘not very good at teaching’, says Hepi president

December 15, 2015

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell was featured in coverage of the Royal Society debate on the government’s proposals for the Teaching Excellence Framework. Maddalaine was speaking at the even...

Wonkhe: Spending Review 2015: how the sector see it

November 26, 2015

Wonkhe’s round-up of responses following the CSR 2015 includes a look at what the higher education sector is saying. The announcement on that the science budget is being protected has largely...

THE: Spending Review: student funding shake-up announced

November 26, 2015

Following the announcement of a major shake up of student funding in the government’s spending review in 2015, our chief executive Maddalaine Ansell was quoted in Times Higher Education’...

Guardian: A new voice for research ‘at the heart of government’

November 23, 2015

Royal Society president Sir Paul Nurse, who was commissioned to lead a review into the research councils,  released his findings last week. His report calls for a single agency to oversee […]

University Business: Sector reacts to HE Green Paper

November 10, 2015

The long awaited government document announces a shake up of the UK higher education system. Our response to the HE Green Paper also appeared in University Business. Read the full […]

THE: Higher education Green Paper: reaction

November 10, 2015

Universities and other sector bodies have given a cautious welcome to proposals contained in a new Green Paper on higher education in THE. Maddalaine Ansell, chief executive of University Alliance,...

University Alliance responds to the HE Green Paper

November 6, 2015

Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, welcomed the publication of the HE Green Paper which was announced by the Universities Minister Jo Johnson today. She said: “We will...

University Business: Open University back in University Alliance

November 2, 2015

Coverage of our announcement that The Open University is re-joining us as a member was featured in University Business. Read the full story here.

Guardian HE network: The Teaching Excellence Framework: can higher education up its game?

November 2, 2015

Our chief executive Maddalaine features in an extensive look at the proposed Teaching Excellence Framework in the Guardian HE Network. “…The inclusion of employability statistics could ...

THE: David Willetts: Tory areas are ‘culprits’ if too many people go to university

October 6, 2015

Last night, University Alliance, Bright Blue and GuildHE hosted a debate at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester to discuss some of the key issues facing the HE and research […]