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THE: Three things we hope the chancellor says in the Autumn Statement (and two we hope he doesn’t)

November 22, 2016

On Wednesday 23 November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivers his first Autumn Statement, which is expected to have far reaching implications for the higher education and rese...

Government must back lifelong learning

November 21, 2016

Ahead of the Autumn Statement, University Alliance publishes a lifelong learning manifesto setting out proposals to help learners access higher education throughout their lives. The government has ...

Wonkhe: Lessons from the front line of industrial strategy policy

November 21, 2016

Chief executive Maddalaine Ansell has written a piece for Wonkhe drawing on her experiences of working on previous industrial strategies. She shares her thoughts on the lessons learned last time [&...

University Business: Review of the Year

November 19, 2016

The year that was in higher education – was it a success for the sector? University Business’ Review of the Year has been published, and features chief executive Maddalaine Ansell’...

University Alliance responds to UCAS CEO standing down

November 16, 2016

Following the announcement today that Mary Curnock Cook is to stand down as Chief Executive of UCAS at the end of April 2017, Professor John Latham, Chair of University Alliance […]

UA responds to EPI report on tertiary education system

November 14, 2016

Responding to the Education Policy Institute’s report by Professor the Baroness Alison Wolf on the tertiary education system, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said:  “Universit...

Alliance universities awarded funds to develop new degree apprenticeships

November 10, 2016

Responding to the government’s Degree Apprenticeship Development Fund announcement, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “It’s great to see that so many Alliance universities...

Alliance chair gives evidence to BEIS Committee

November 8, 2016

University Alliance Chair and Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University, Professor John Latham gave evidence to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee today (Tuesday 8 November 2016). ...

Wonkhe: Five reasons to back UK Research & Innovation

November 2, 2016

Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, and Research Lead for University Alliance has written a piece for Wonkhe about the proposals for UK Research & Innovation ...

Supporting arts, culture and the creative economy across our cities and regions

October 27, 2016

University Alliance is shining a spotlight on universities’ role in cultural leadership, supporting the arts and driving forward the creative economy in their cities and regions. New guidance to su...