News Releases

University Alliance responds to UCAS CEO standing down

November 16, 2016

Following the announcement today that Mary Curnock Cook is to stand down as Chief Executive of UCAS at the end of April 2017, Professor John Latham, Chair of University Alliance […]

UA responds to EPI report on tertiary education system

November 14, 2016

Responding to the Education Policy Institute’s report by Professor the Baroness Alison Wolf on the tertiary education system, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said:  “Universit...

Alliance universities awarded funds to develop new degree apprenticeships

November 10, 2016

Responding to the government’s Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund announcement, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “It’s great to see that so many Alliance universities...

Supporting arts, culture and the creative economy across our cities and regions

October 27, 2016

University Alliance is shining a spotlight on universities’ role in cultural leadership, supporting the arts and driving forward the creative economy in their cities and regions. New guidance to su...

Christmas card competition 2016

October 21, 2016

Are you artistic? Or a talented designer? Would you like your artwork seen by some of the most influential people in the higher education sector? Our annual Christmas card competition has launched ...

UA responds to HEPI policy paper – Protecting the public interest in HE

October 13, 2016

Commenting on ‘Protecting the public interest in higher education’, published by HEPI, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “Bill Rammell’s report is right to draw attention ...

University Alliance responds to the Social Mobility Advisory Group

October 10, 2016

The Social Mobility Advisory Group has published its report to Government today. Commenting, Maddalaine Ansell, University Alliance Chief Executive, said: “Universities UK’s Social Mobility Advisor...

Doctoral Training Alliance celebrates first anniversary with launch of new industry collaboration

October 3, 2016

On the first anniversary of launching its Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) programme, University Alliance is teaming up with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) on a major new collaboration to pro...

University Alliance responds to TEF trial specification

September 29, 2016

Responding to the announcement today of full details of how the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) trial year will work, University Alliance urges the government to carry out a full evaluation [&h...

University Alliance welcomes the University of Brighton 

September 27, 2016

The University of Brighton has joined University Alliance. University Alliance is a group of modern civic universities working together to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit...