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University Alliance responds to the DfE consultation on Post-Qualifications Admissions Reform

May 13, 2021

The admission system needs reforming, but a move to Post Qualifications Admissions could be disruptive and costly, and risks losing many of the benefits from the existing system, argues University ...

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University Alliance responds to the Queen’s speech

May 11, 2021

Responding to the Queen’s speech today (11th May 2021) and the announcement of the commitment to transform post-16 education and training, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We welcome t...

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University Alliance responds to government confirmation of student return from 17th May

May 10, 2021

Responding to today’s (10th May 2021) confirmation from government that Higher Education students can return to in-person teaching from 17th May, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “The n...

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University Alliance responds to OfS consultation on recurrent funding

May 7, 2021

University Alliance calls for protection of creative arts education and re-instatement of London weighting to enable fair access to HE for most disadvantaged students Creative arts education course...

“Universities can help drive academic diversity in the media” says panel of experts

April 28, 2021

Media training, peer-to-peer networks and greater support from universities will all encourage more academics, particularly from diverse backgrounds, to engage with the press, which in turn will en...

Universities take action to increase academic diversity in the media  

April 27, 2021

Alliance Universities will double the number of academics participating in media opportunities over the next 3 years, according to targets set by a new campaign launched today. The ‘driving academi...

University Alliance open nominations for their Alliance Awards 2021 event

April 26, 2021

We have opened the nominations for our #AllianceAwards21 event this year, looking to celebrate the hard work and dedication of those working within our member institutions. Now in it’s second...

UK universities are not obstacles the government needs to overcome

April 19, 2021

Written by Debra Humphris, Chair of University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor of University of Brighton This article first appeared in Times Higher Education on 13th April 2021 It is often said [&hel...

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University Alliance responds to today’s update in government guidance for student returns to campus

April 13, 2021

Responding to today’s (13/04/2021) update in government guidance for the return of Higher Education students to campus, now to be from 17th May, CEO of University Alliance Vanessa Wilson said: [&he...

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Remaining students must be allowed to return to higher education

April 5, 2021

Responding to the Prime Minister’s latest announcement on the lifting of lockdown, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “On behalf of our member students and staff we are disappointed...