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Research Professional – Priorities for Gyimah: How to build on Johnson’s reforms

February 14, 2018

UA Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has written a piece for Research Fortnight’s HE Analyst to look at how the new Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah can build on previous […]

Guardian: 2VCs on … what does 2018 look like for universities?

January 31, 2018

Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton, features in the Guardian HE Network’s latest ‘2 VCs on‘ blog. She highlights the work of our Teaching Excellence All...

BBC News: ‘Class divide’ in university entry exams

January 30, 2018

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell was featured in coverage of the new report from the Social Market Foundation with University Alliance and Pearson, Vocation, Vocation, Vocation. The report calls f...

Wonkhe: Universities must revisit BTECs as a route to higher education

January 29, 2018

Gabriel Huntley, Head of Communications and External Relations for University Alliance, has written a blog for Wonkhe on the need for universities to ensure students can succeed regardless of the [...

THE: Ditch the old hierarchies – further and higher education belong together

January 16, 2018

Quintin McKellar, regulatory lead for University Alliance and vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, has written a blog for Times Higher Education on the future major review of funding...

Research Professional – Year ahead: higher-education policy

January 12, 2018

Research Professional has published an article on the priorities for HE policy, which includes finding out how the Office for Students will work and the opportunity to use the forthcoming […]

THE: #DearSam: UK HE sector tells new minister Sam Gyimah what his priorities should be

January 12, 2018

Sam Gyimah was appointed the new joint Minister for Higher Education at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Education in this week’s reshuffle. ...

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...