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Student vaccination – a sector statement

July 28, 2021

​University leaders are encouraging new and existing students to take up the opportunity to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. In a joint statement released today, University Alliance and [&...

UA comment on OFS funding reforms

July 20, 2021

Responding to the Office For Students (OFS) announcement on funding reforms for 2021-22, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said “It is disappointing to see OFS progressing with the decis...

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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...

University Alliance submission to Higher Education Commission’s University Research and Regional Levelling-Up Inquiry

July 5, 2021

Working in partnership to support the growth of the economy and our towns and cities is central to our mission. Many of our member universities trace their origins to Britain’s […]

Alliance Awards 2021 winners!

June 23, 2021

  An internationally collaborative music project, the development of anti-racist teaching practices, and the creation of a rapid COVID-19 test are amongst the winners announced today as part o...

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UA joins education bodies calling for protection of applied qualifications

June 15, 2021

Government plans to remove funding for BTEC qualifications “will leave many students without a viable pathway at the age of 16” University Alliance have today joined 10 other education bodies [&hel...

Powering jobs and the recovery

June 7, 2021

Alliance universities will play a vital role in powering jobs and opportunities for graduates and those in the community, supporting the nation’s social, economic and cultural recovery in the month...

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University Alliance responds to government confirmation of student return from 17th May

May 10, 2021

Responding to today’s (10th May 2021) confirmation from government that Higher Education students can return to in-person teaching from 17th May, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “The n...

“Universities can help drive academic diversity in the media” says panel of experts

April 28, 2021

Media training, peer-to-peer networks and greater support from universities will all encourage more academics, particularly from diverse backgrounds, to engage with the press, which in turn will en...

Universities take action to increase academic diversity in the media  

April 27, 2021

Alliance Universities will double the number of academics participating in media opportunities over the next 3 years, according to targets set by a new campaign launched today. The ‘driving academi...