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University Alliance appoints new Head of Communications & Public Affairs

November 12, 2021

University Alliance have appointed a new Head of Communications and Public Affairs. Annie Bell joins UA from Chevening, and will start in her new post at the beginning of December […]

University Alliance in support of Elsevier proposal rejection

October 28, 2021

As the UK’s Elsevier Negotiation Team reject Elsevier’s (the largest publisher of UK research) most recent proposal on access to their publications for academics – for both readin...

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University Alliance responds to the budget

October 27, 2021

In response to the Treasury’s Spending Review today (27th October 2021), University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “Universities will be essential partners in delivering many of the plans ...

Alliance universities are taking practical action to tackle the causes and effects of climate change

October 26, 2021

The University Alliance group, made up of universities specialising in professional and technical education, are working on urgent, applied research that addresses the challenges of the climate cri...

University Alliance responds to OfS Quality and Standards conditions consultation

September 29, 2021

Alliance universities are deeply committed to providing a high-quality academic experience for students, and we are broadly supportive of the principles-based and risk-led approach to regulation ou...

Comprehensive Spending Review 2021

September 7, 2021

In response to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2021, University Alliance have produced this briefing, outlining how our members can support the achievement of government priorities and Power the ...

University Alliance responds to DfE’s Initial Teacher Training Market Review consultation

August 24, 2021

Initial teacher training (ITT) should and must evolve in order to maintain and sustain educational standards for current and future generations of pupils – but  there have been fundamental problems...

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University Alliance responds to A level results announcement

August 10, 2021

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson responds to the news that record numbers of students are set to take a place at university, and encourages learners to consider the full range […]

Student vaccination – a sector statement

July 28, 2021

​University leaders are encouraging new and existing students to take up the opportunity to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. In a joint statement released today, University Alliance and [&...

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University Alliance responds to Innovation Strategy

July 22, 2021

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We welcome today’s publication of the Innovation strategy. Alliance universities are a longstanding, stable presence in their regions and are well-plac...