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UA pens letter responding to Will Hutton article in The Observer

October 12, 2020

This letter first appeared in The Observer on the 11 October 2020. Dear Editor, As CEO of a higher education mission group which represents professional and technical universities across the [&hell...


UA welcomes expansion of post-18 education and skills

September 29, 2020

Commenting ahead of the PM’s speech, UA CEO Vanessa Wilson welcomed the expected announcements,  “As leaders in delivering professional and technical education and collaborating with bu...


NSS review must seek to enhance student experience

September 23, 2020

Reacting to the launch of the Office for Students (OfS) review into the National Student Survey (NSS), University Alliance Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson said: “We welcome what we hope to […]

Interview: University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson

September 16, 2020

This interview first appeared in University Business on the 15 September 2020. University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson talks to Anna Britten about taskforces, WhatsApp deluges and how to create cham...

Universities need stability this autumn

September 14, 2020

This article first appeared in Research Professional News on the 13 September. UA Chair Debra Humphris looks at the challenges and opportunities for universities in the year ahead It is […]

UA responds to updated DfE guidelines for universities

September 10, 2020

UA CEO Vanessa Wilson, responding to today’s updated government guidance for universities: “Alliance universities are doing everything reasonably practicable to ensure that their campuses are Covid...

HEE funding boost a positive first step in addressing placement availability

August 27, 2020

Responding to Health Education England’s (HEE) funding boost to increase clinical placements in the NHS, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “University Alliance welcomes this additi...

UA comments on announcement on action to support young people into their preferred university

August 21, 2020

Responding to the announcement by the Universities Minister, UA CEO Vanessa Wilson, said: “University Alliance welcomes today’s announcement  as a first step in ensuring universities are able...


UA comments on A-level grading

August 18, 2020

UA has today, Tuesday 18 August, commented on the announced changes to the way A-levels and other qualifications will now be graded. CEO Vanessa Wilson said:  “Alliance universities will continue [...

UA reacts to A-level results day

August 13, 2020

UA has today, Thursday 13 August, reacted to this year’s A-level results for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Commenting on students receiving their results, Vanessa Wilson, CEO of University A...