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‘Failing to invest in climate change research could have dire consequences’

November 19, 2021

First published in University Business on 15th November 2021 Prof Jane Harrington, vice-chancellor of Greenwich University and board member of University Alliance, says urgent government funding is...

University Alliance in support of Elsevier proposal rejection

October 28, 2021

As the UK’s Elsevier Negotiation Team reject Elsevier’s (the largest publisher of UK research) most recent proposal on access to their publications for academics – for both readin...


University Alliance responds to the budget

October 27, 2021

In response to the Treasury’s Spending Review today (27th October 2021), University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “Universities will be essential partners in delivering many of the plans ...

University Alliance responds to OfS Quality and Standards conditions consultation

September 29, 2021

Alliance universities are deeply committed to providing a high-quality academic experience for students, and we are broadly supportive of the principles-based and risk-led approach to regulation ou...

University Alliance responds to DfE’s Initial Teacher Training Market Review consultation

August 24, 2021

Initial teacher training (ITT) should and must evolve in order to maintain and sustain educational standards for current and future generations of pupils – but  there have been fundamental problems...

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University Alliance responds to A level results announcement

August 10, 2021

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson responds to the news that record numbers of students are set to take a place at university, and encourages learners to consider the full range […]

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University Alliance responds to Innovation Strategy

July 22, 2021

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We welcome today’s publication of the Innovation strategy. Alliance universities are a longstanding, stable presence in their regions and are well-plac...


University Alliance responds to government reform of post-16 qualifications

July 14, 2021

University Alliance have joined a coalition of 12 education bodies representing staff and students in schools, colleges and universities in writing to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson urging hi...

Letter to the Times

July 14, 2021

A letter from Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson has been published in The Times, responding to a recent article which argued that ‘Britain needs more second class universities’.   Sir, I [&...

Shortlist revealed for the Alliance Awards 2021

June 10, 2021

A university vaccination hub, a social enterprise team working to support a bakery that trains and employs refugee and migrant women, and an inspirational DTA mental health ambassador are all [&hel...