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UA responds to Government announcement of further hardship funding

February 2, 2021

Responding to the announcement from the Government of additional funding being made available to support students facing hardship, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “Many students are ex...

UA submission to Ofqual & DfE consultations on summer 2021 grades

February 1, 2021

University Alliance welcome the opportunity to make a brief submission to the Ofqual and DfE consultations on arrangements for awarding grades for GCSE, AS and A levels and awarding arrangements [&...

University Alliance response to the Review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 in England second stage consultation

January 31, 2021

University Alliance has responded on behalf of our members to DFE’s Review of post-16 qualifications at level 3. Our response can be found here, and summarised as: Alliance universities are [...

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University Alliance responds to the package of announcements released by the Department for Education

January 21, 2021

Papers released today (Thursday 21st January 2021) include the Teaching Excellence Framework review response, the Post-Admissions Qualification consultation and the Interim Conclusion of the Review...

UA hosts Research & Innovation roundtable with Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UKRI

January 18, 2021

On Wednesday 13 January, University Alliance hosted a roundtable with our Research & Innovation network and Chief Executive of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser...

University Alliance responds to Ofqual/DfE A-level and GCSE consultation proposals

January 15, 2021

Responding to the proposals published today (Friday 15th January 2021) by DfE and Ofqual, for the system to be put in place due to summer exam cancellations, University Alliance CEO […]

UA responds to NMC update on placements

January 14, 2021

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have today announced they will reintroduce emergency education standards to enable final year nursing students to opt-in to support the response to the Covid...

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UA comments on measures for 2021 exams

December 3, 2020

University Alliance responds to proposed extra measures to boost fairness and support students ahead of next summer’s exams and assessments.   Reacting to the package announced by the government to...

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University Alliance comments on the government’s guidance for January.

December 2, 2020

 ​In response to the government announcement that there will be a staggered approach to students’ returning to university in January, Vanessa Wilson, University Alliance CEO said: “We are ple...

Group calls for urgent clarity over UK Shared Prosperity Fund

November 17, 2020

UA, along with 70 national and local organisations from across the country including the CBI, are urging the Government to provide immediate clarity on how it intends to deliver the […]