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University Alliance responds to DfE announcement on levelling up plans for universities

November 24, 2021

Responding to the announcement from the Department for Education today, on ‘levelling up’ university targets to improve student outcomes, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: &#...

University Alliance appoints new Head of Communications & Public Affairs

November 12, 2021

University Alliance have appointed a new Head of Communications and Public Affairs. Annie Bell joins UA from Chevening, and will start in her new post at the beginning of December […]

Alliance universities are taking practical action to tackle the causes and effects of climate change

October 26, 2021

The University Alliance group, made up of universities specialising in professional and technical education, are working on urgent, applied research that addresses the challenges of the climate cri...

Comprehensive Spending Review 2021

September 7, 2021

In response to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2021, University Alliance have produced this briefing, outlining how our members can support the achievement of government priorities and Power the ...

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...