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In Short: Our Initial Reaction to the Augar Report

May 30, 2019

Following the launch this morning of the post-18 review, we give our initial thoughts. In advance of our full statement, University Alliance CEO, Vanessa Wilson said: “This is a serious, […]

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UA CEO Vanessa Wilson speaks to the BBC on University Funding

May 28, 2019

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson spoke to the BBC on Saturday 25th May about the anticipated publication of the ‘Post-18 Review’. She warned that “We need to move quickly to...

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Alliance Universities Working to Tackle the HE ‘Care Leaver Crisis’

May 22, 2019

Alliance members Kingston and Oxford Brookes are two of the eight universities piloting a new project announced today to improve the support received by care leavers in higher education. Currently ...

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University Alliance Backs Joint Commitment on Degree Classifications

May 20, 2019

University Alliance has backed new measures to tackle ‘unexplained’ grade inflation and protect the value of degrees. The new sector-wide statement-of-intent sets out how universities will be more ...

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Coventry University Launches Major New Mental Health Pilot

May 17, 2019

Yesterday, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, it was announced that Coventry University, alongside partners from The University of Warwick and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), was awa...

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UUK/NUS Attainment Report – Our Members comment 

May 2, 2019

University Alliance was represented by three member Vice-Chancellors on the advisory panel for the Universities UK and NUS’s report “Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Student Attainment at UK Univer...

“EQUALITY IS NOT AN OPTIONAL EXTRA” – University Alliance comment on UUK BAME Attainment Report

May 2, 2019

University Alliance has commented on today’s publication of the joint Universities UK and NUS report – “Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student attainment at UK universities: #ClosingtheGap”...

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UA responds to announcement on TPS consultation

April 10, 2019

Vanessa Wilson, CEO of University Alliance commented: “We are extremely disappointed by this news which will have a significant financial impact on our members and the high quality education ...


University Alliance welcomes Government’s International Education Strategy

March 16, 2019

University Alliance has welcomed the new International Education Strategy that the UK Government announced this morning. Vanessa Wilson, Chief Executive of University Alliance commented: “Uni...

University Alliance leads the way on international PhD mobility

March 4, 2019

Funding from EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Doctoral Fellowship programme will help over 80 students to study in the UK. University Alliance and their partners have hailed the success of ...