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University Alliance comments on the OECD ‘Education at a Glance’ report 2014

September 9, 2014

Commenting on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ‘Education at a Glance’ report 2014, Prof Steve West, Chair of University Alliance, said: “It’s positive that today’s...

University Alliance calls for overseas students to be removed from net migration figures

August 29, 2014

The UK’s restrictive policy is affecting our universities’ reputation as welcoming places to study and work. This is harming our economy as well as our universities. In response to the ...

University Alliance responds to Shadow Universities Minister’s vision for the future of HE

August 28, 2014

 A thriving Britain needs a thriving higher education system to drive it. In response to the publication of Robbins Rebooted by the Social Market Foundation in which Shadow Universities Minister Li...

University Alliance responds to new research which has found that the UK is deeply elitist

August 28, 2014

We need a major re-think of what success looks like in the 21st Century. In response to new research from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission which found that the […]

University Alliance response to HEPI’s study on removing student number controls

August 7, 2014

We need to set out a longer-term plan for solving the problem and creating a sustainable higher education system that is able to grow and meet the demands of a […]

Professor Janet Beer appointed Liverpool University’s Vice Chancellor

July 31, 2014

Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of England, commented on the announcement that Professor Janet Beer has been appointed as [&hell...

David Willetts, Universities Minister, launching More than just a degree

University Alliance responds to David Willetts’ comments on student loan books

July 29, 2014

Following comments from David Willetts that universities should be given the opportunity to buy the debt that their graduates owe, Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance, said: “D...

Maximise student success by making them ‘job ready’: University Alliance responds to OFFA report

July 24, 2014

 “The debate is too narrowly focused on what universities can do to widen participation and not on the outcomes of those students after graduation.” University Alliance welcomes the Off...

University Alliance welcomes Greg Clark MP as Minister of State for Universities and Science

July 15, 2014

On the appointment of Greg Clark as Minister of State for Universities and Science, Professor Steve West, Chair of University Alliance, said: “We welcome Greg Clark MP to the important […]

New study shows employers value job ready graduates – especially when they get to work with them before graduation

July 8, 2014

A new study being published today based on in-depth interviews with small and large employers, including British Airways, IBM, Marks and Spencer and Bank of America, shows employers are putting [&h...