News Releases

Government must protect research funding and Horizon association

March 22, 2021

University Alliance, the voice of professional and technical universities, has today written to the Prime Minister seeking assurances as to the future of funding for research in the UK and […]

New publication demonstrates scale of impact delivered by Research and Innovation at Alliance universities.

March 10, 2021

A new publication released today (10 March) by University Alliance (UA) showcases how research taking place in universities across the Alliance is delivering local and global impact. Launched to co...

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University Alliance responds to the budget.

March 3, 2021

Responding to the Chancellor’s 2021 budget, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “Today’s budget brought a welcome confirmation of the Government’s commitment to the UK being a scienc...

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University Alliance responds to school exams grading announcement

February 25, 2021

Responding to the announcement that this year’s A-levels, including Vocational Technical Qualifications, will be based on teacher assessments, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said:  “Today’s...


University Alliance response to government roadmap announcement

February 22, 2021

The UK government have today released their roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England. Responding to the news that all students on practical and practice-based courses can return from 8 [...


University Alliance responds to UCAS January 2021 deadline data

February 18, 2021

Responding to the latest release of undergraduate application data by UCAS today (18TH February 2021), University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “The latest figures from UCAS show a promising tr...

University Alliance Chair launches LGBTQ+ network for postgraduate researchers with ‘in conversation with’ talk.

February 16, 2021

University Alliance (UA) have this week launched a new network for LGBTQ+ postgraduate researchers (PGR’s) studying as part of UA’s Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA) programme. The group aims to bri...

University Alliance showcases members’ work for National Apprenticeships Week

February 8, 2021

To mark National Apprenticeships Week, University Alliance are showcasing the courses, stories and impact of our member’s apprenticeship opportunities. Check out our dedicated page to find ou...


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 [&...