News & Media

Ladders of opportunity – Strengthening the role of universities in technical and professional education

June 6, 2018

University Alliance today publishes its latest policy report, on tackling barriers to the expansion of technical and professional options for learners and examining how the post-18 qualifications s...

Response to subject-level TEF consultation

May 23, 2018

University Alliance has published its response to the consultation on the development of Teaching Excellence Framework at subject level. To read UA’s response in full, follow this link. An ac...

Policy network: Higher education and regional growth

May 22, 2018

Our chief executive Maddalaine Ansell has written a chapter for a new book, Higher Education and regional growth: Local context and global challenges, published by the Policy Network, the Universit...

Research Professional: ‘Fundamentally flawed’ subject level TEF raises concerns

May 22, 2018

Research Professional has published an article which focused on responses from HE bodies on the Department for Education’s consultation on the introduction of the new Teaching Excellence Fram...

UA response to the Post-18 & Funding Review call for evidence

May 2, 2018

University Alliance’s response to the Post-18 and Funding Review call for evidence is published online here. In answering the questions posed by the consultation, UA’s submission focuse...

THE: UK’s elite universities ‘still have social justice problem’

April 25, 2018

Times Higher Education has published a piece focusing on Education Select Committee chair Robert Halfon’s speech at a University Alliance-hosted event on degree apprenticeships this week. Com...

THE: NUS calls for ‘minimum living income’ for post-16 students

April 24, 2018

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell features in coverage of the NUS Poverty Commission report in Times Higher Education. The report finds “a clear link between class and poverty in tertiary education...

Wonkhe: Helping everyone get the most out of degree apprenticeships

April 23, 2018

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has written for Wonkhe on degree apprenticeships to highlight their successes and the challenges in the face of policy uncertainty about their purpose and value. S...

UA responds to the NUS Poverty Commission Report

April 23, 2018

Commenting on the NUS Poverty Commission report, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “Too often, student poverty has been missing from debates about higher education funding...

Alliance universities recognised in Guardian University Awards shortlist

March 23, 2018

Alliance universities have been shortlisted in several categories for the Guardian University Awards 2018. The finalists were revealed this week following decisions by expert judges from the sector...