News Releases

Alliance universities’ excellence reflected at THE Awards

November 27, 2015

Four Alliance universities took home top prizes at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards last night. The annual awards, described by host Rory Bremner as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, [...

Universities have key role in delivering the Chancellor’s vision for a high-skilled economy

November 25, 2015

Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, responding to the Chancellor’s Spending Review, said: “We share the Chancellor’s ambition for a high-wage, high-skilled economy with...

Queen’s Anniversary Prize honours four Alliance universities

November 20, 2015

Four Alliance universities were recognised last night in the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for outstanding excellence and innovation in higher and further education. Cardiff Metropolitan University, t...

The Guardian University Awards 2016

November 19, 2015

How does a university stand out from the crowd? In a fast-growing sector with rising student numbers, expanding campuses and noisy social media, every university needs a surefire way to […]

University Alliance welcomes Sir Paul Nurse’s review of the UK Research Councils ‘Ensuring a successful UK research endeavour’

November 19, 2015

In response to the Sir Paul Nurse’s review of the Research Councils, Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “Research and innovation are essential to increasing prod...

University Alliance welcomes Bright Blue report on part-time HE

November 16, 2015

In response to the report by Bright Blue Going part-time, supported by The Open University, Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “The sharp decline in part-time study at...

University Alliance is delighted to welcome The Open University

November 2, 2015

The Open University – which has been transforming people’s lives through supported distance learning since 1969 – has re-joined University Alliance. Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University...

University Alliance welcomes HEPI report on the decline in part-time higher education

October 29, 2015

In response to the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) report It’s the finance, stupid! The decline of part-time higher education and what to do about it, Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive [&...

University Alliance responds to Policy Exchange report ‘Higher, Faster, More’

October 19, 2015

In response to the Policy Exchange report, Higher, Faster, More, Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “This report rightly stresses the importance of protecting an...

Christmas card competition 2015

October 14, 2015

Once again we are looking for creative and festive works of art to decorate our Christmas card. University Alliance’s annual Christmas card competition has launched – if you are a [&hel...