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University Alliance welcomes government support for new routes through higher education

February 24, 2017

Commenting on the announcement of new amendments to the Higher Education and Research Bill, made by Minister of State Jo Johnson today, Maddalaine Ansell, University Alliance Chief Executive, said:...

Guardian: Conservatives to unveil plans for two-year fast track degrees

February 24, 2017

Fast-track degrees with higher annual fees are to be introduced in universities under plans announced by the government. The two-year degrees will cost the same as a three-year course, meaning [&he...

The Times: Students to be offered degrees over two years

February 24, 2017

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell has been quoted in an article by the Times on the plans outlined by ministers for a new generation of fast-track degrees. Universities will be encouraged to [&hell...

Research Professional: Universities need support for lifelong learning role

February 23, 2017

Coverage of our new report on lifelong learning has appeared in Research Professional. We launched our report, Lifelong Learning: Ladder and Lifeline, at an event in the House of Commons hosted [&h...

Enabling lifelong learning requires bold action from Government

February 22, 2017

Ambitious new policies and approaches are needed so that people can benefit from education and training throughout their lives, argues a new University Alliance publication today.  Lifelong Learnin...

HEFCE blog: Not all ‘research active’ staff fit into neat categories

February 7, 2017

Tom Frostick, Policy and Programmes Manager at University Alliance has written for HEFCE’s blog about the proposal to submit all ‘research active’ staff to the next REF. He examines what [&he...

Alliance universities, global challenges and the future of the GCRF

February 6, 2017

University Alliance today publishes a snapshot of the varied work of its member institutions with developing countries to tackle global challenges and inform policy and practice. In the context of ...

British Council Going Global 2017

Going Global 2017: registration open

February 3, 2017

University Alliance is pleased to be a reciprocal partner of Going Global, the British Council’s annual gathering of education leaders from across the world. At the event, over a thousand del...

UA responds to UCAS’ 15 January deadline data release

February 2, 2017

Commenting on UCAS’ 15 January deadline data release, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “While it is positive to see a continued rise in application rates from disadvantag...

Innovating Future Business 2017

Innovating Future Business

February 1, 2017

University Alliance is pleased to announce Innovating Future Business – an enterprise competition encouraging innovative, forward-thinking business ideas, open to students from Alliance universitie...