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In the news: All academics with ‘major research responsibility’ in REF 2021

November 23, 2017

HEFCE recently published final decisions on how the REF 2021 exercise will work. The publication confirms that all staff with significant responsibility for research must be entered into the REF, w...

University Business: Review 2017

November 21, 2017

Our chief executive Maddalaine Ansell spoke to University Business to give her review of the past year in HE and what may lie in store for the sector in 2018. […]

UA responds to new REF policy announcements

November 21, 2017

Commenting on new Research Excellence Framework policy announcements, Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “Who should be submitted to the REF and which institutio...

Research Fortnight: REF 2021: mission almost accomplished?

October 24, 2017

Tom Frostick, Policy and Programmes Manager (Research, Innovation and International) at University alliance has written a blog for Research Fortnight about what we can expect from the release of th...

Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on learning and teaching

October 19, 2017

University Alliance today publishes a new collection of essays on teaching excellence, outlining bold new thinking from leaders in higher education. Exploring the themes of innovation and excellenc...

Wonkhe: Spaces that inspire

October 19, 2017

Cutting-edge learning and teaching environments are an important characteristic of UK universities. But inspiring spaces do not happen by accident. Our publication Technical and Professional Excell...

THE: Are current UK graduates properly prepared for the global workplace?

October 19, 2017

Sir Ciarán Devane’s essay on ‘Global Graduates’ has featured in Times Higher Education. Sir Sir Ciarán, Chief Executive of the British Council, wrote the essay for our publication...

Wonkhe: Innovation in teaching: tidy is good; so is untidy

October 19, 2017

Wonkhe has featured a blog from Sir Michael Barber, Chair of the Office for Students, which was adapted from our publication  “Technical and Professional Excellence: Perspectives on Learning and Te...

Research Fortnight: KEF ‘must have wide scope’ say universities

October 18, 2017

Chief executive Maddalaine Ansell has featured in coverage by Research Fortnight on the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) proposals. The story focuses on how university leaders have urged the gove...

Guardian: The government wants a Brexit deal on science and research, says Jo Johnson

October 13, 2017

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell is featured in coverage of Science Minister Jo Johnson’s speech to the HEFCE annual conference. The Guardian story explains that, “Johnson… used ...