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Letter to the Times

July 14, 2021

A letter from Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson has been published in The Times, responding to a recent article which argued that ‘Britain needs more second class universities’.   Sir, I [&...

University Alliance submission to Higher Education Commission’s University Research and Regional Levelling-Up Inquiry

July 5, 2021

Working in partnership to support the growth of the economy and our towns and cities is central to our mission. Many of our member universities trace their origins to Britain’s […]

Alliance Awards 2021 winners!

June 23, 2021

  An internationally collaborative music project, the development of anti-racist teaching practices, and the creation of a rapid COVID-19 test are amongst the winners announced today as part o...

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UA joins education bodies calling for protection of applied qualifications

June 15, 2021

Government plans to remove funding for BTEC qualifications “will leave many students without a viable pathway at the age of 16” University Alliance have today joined 10 other education bodies [&hel...

Shortlist revealed for the Alliance Awards 2021

June 10, 2021

A university vaccination hub, a social enterprise team working to support a bakery that trains and employs refugee and migrant women, and an inspirational DTA mental health ambassador are all [&hel...

Powering jobs and the recovery

June 7, 2021

Alliance universities will play a vital role in powering jobs and opportunities for graduates and those in the community, supporting the nation’s social, economic and cultural recovery in the month...

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...