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UA hosts Research & Innovation roundtable with Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UKRI

January 18, 2021

On Wednesday 13 January, University Alliance hosted a roundtable with our Research & Innovation network and Chief Executive of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser...

University Alliance responds to Ofqual/DfE A-level and GCSE consultation proposals

January 15, 2021

Responding to the proposals published today (Friday 15th January 2021) by DfE and Ofqual, for the system to be put in place due to summer exam cancellations, University Alliance CEO […]

UA responds to NMC update on placements

January 14, 2021

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have today announced they will reintroduce emergency education standards to enable final year nursing students to opt-in to support the response to the Covid...

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UA comments on measures for 2021 exams

December 3, 2020

University Alliance responds to proposed extra measures to boost fairness and support students ahead of next summer’s exams and assessments.   Reacting to the package announced by the government to...

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University Alliance comments on the government’s guidance for January.

December 2, 2020

 ​In response to the government announcement that there will be a staggered approach to students’ returning to university in January, Vanessa Wilson, University Alliance CEO said: “We are ple...

UA on BBC Newsnight urging for government clarity over the UKSPF

November 19, 2020

Our open letter to the Government calling for greater transparency and clarity on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, coordinated and led by UA and backed by a group of 70 […]

Group calls for urgent clarity over UK Shared Prosperity Fund

November 17, 2020

UA, along with 70 national and local organisations from across the country including the CBI, are urging the Government to provide immediate clarity on how it intends to deliver the […]

UA responds to the Government’s plans for post-qualification university admissions

November 13, 2020

Commenting on the announcement today from the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP, to review the university admissions system, University Alliance Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson s...

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UA responds to Universities UK admissions review

November 13, 2020

Commenting on the recommendations from the Fair Admissions review published by Universities UK today, Vanessa Wilson, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “We very much welcome the f...

A postcode lottery is stopping children in care from going to university

October 29, 2020

This article first appeared in the Guardian on 29 October 2020  There have been far too few care leavers going to university for far too long. The numbers are staggering: […]