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University and Student Union leaders call for a return to campus

March 29, 2021

More than 40 University Chancellors, Chairs of governing bodies, Vice-Chancellors and Student Union presidents from the University Alliance have joined together to call on the Prime Minister to per...

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Government must allow all remaining Higher Education students to return

March 26, 2021

Responding to calls for the Government to allow remaining Higher Education students to return to campus on 12th April, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We support the call for […]

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 […]

University Alliance member elected President of Universities UK

March 12, 2021

In response to the announcement that University Alliance board member and Vice Chancellor of UWE Bristol Professor Steve West has been elected as the new President of Universities UK, University [&...

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...


University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson speaks at Westminster Higher Education Forum (WHEF)

February 26, 2021

On Friday 26 February, Vanessa Wilson spoke at the Westminster Higher Education Forum, which was themed around the following topic: ‘Delivering higher education during the pandemic – learning...

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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...