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University Alliance responds to the latest UCAS application figures

February 9, 2023

Vanessa Wilson, Chief Executive of University Alliance has commented on the latest figures released by UCAS: On the drop in applications for nursing courses: “During the Covid-19 pandemic, ap...

University Alliance responds to the Lifelong Learning Bill

February 2, 2023

Commenting on the publication of the Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill, Vanessa Wilson, University Alliance CEO, said: “Alliance universities are already ahead of the curve in de...

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University Alliance welcomes the University of West London as its latest member

February 2, 2023

Today (2 February 2023), University Alliance has formally welcomed its newest member, the University of West London (UWL). The Alliance brings together the UK’s leading professional and technical u...

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‘Delivering the Healthcare Workforce of the Future’: University Alliance publishes proposals to help tackle the NHS workforce crisis

January 31, 2023

University Alliance, an association of universities which collectively trains 30% of nurses in England, has today (31 January) published a briefing on ‘Delivering the Healthcare Workforce of the Fu...

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University Alliance responds to the NMC’s announcement on simulated learning in nursing training

January 25, 2023

Responding to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s announcement to permanently allow up to 600 hours of clinical placements to take place in simulated settings during nursing training, University Al...

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University Alliance responds to the Autumn Statement

November 17, 2022

Responding to the Autumn Statement delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We fully acknowledge that this has been a very painful [&h...

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University-business coalition calls on Chancellor to invest in Innovation for Growth

October 26, 2022

Today, a group of Universities and Industry Partners have sent an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt MP, calling on the Government to recommit to investing […]

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University Alliance launches Strategic Plan for 2022-2025

October 21, 2022

We are delighted to launch Our Strategy for 2022-2025 today. Written in consultation with our members, this strategy sets out the Alliance’s purpose to unite and champion the UK’s professional [&he...

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University Alliance responds to Sir Keir Starmer’s announcement to overhaul the skills and apprenticeships system

September 28, 2022

University Alliance has responded to Leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer’s announcement to overhaul the skills and apprenticeships system. Vanessa Wilson, CEO of the Alliance, said: “Alliance...

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University leaders respond to Shadow Chancellor’s pledge to grow number of nurses

September 26, 2022

University Alliance has responded to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves’ announcement today regarding university places for medical and nursing students. Vanessa Wilson, CEO of the Alliance, sai...