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Graduate recruitment: Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeships

August 16, 2016

This year the first group of young people signed up to begin a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship with Sheffield Hallam University and Nestlé. This is a new kind of apprenticeship that […]

Graduate recruitment: UK’s first ‘Faculty on the Factory Floor’

August 16, 2016

The manufacturing and engineering sector is suffering from a severe skills shortage, with a large number of major employers attempting to recruit from a limited pool. Young people often graduate wi...

Action research: Pendleton Together Partnership

August 16, 2016

Exceptional industry partnerships deliver evidence-based decision making and innovative thinking to industrial partners through academic research, teaching excellence and student creativity. This l...

Metro mayors need the right tools to boost skills

August 16, 2016

Combined authorities should make the case for more levers to shape skills policy, boost productivity and develop regional strengths, working alongside higher education institutions to ensure they a...

Developing productive places: The role of universities in skills ecosystems case studies

August 16, 2016

Skills matter. They are at the heart of productivity and growth. They help people to improve their job satisfaction and their income, and to lead more fulfilled lives. They underpin […]

Brexit: EU structural funds must not be forgotten

August 9, 2016

To coincide with Wonkhe’s event BrHExit: Where next for universities and Europe?, University Alliance Policy and Programmes Manager Tom Frostick has written an article on the importance of EU...

THE: Chris Husbands appointed as TEF Chair

August 3, 2016

Coverage of Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell’s response to the news that Chris Husbands, the vice-chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, has been appointed the first chair of the teachin...

UA responds to announcement of new TEF panel chair

August 3, 2016

Commenting on the announcement of Professor Chris Husbands as the first Chair of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “Ch...

Reflections on the Stern Review

August 2, 2016

Maddalaine Ansell, University Alliance Chief Executive, shared her reflections on the Stern Review with Wonkhe: “Overall, the previous REF worked reasonably well. It increased research qualit...

Guardian: Brexit exposed deep rifts in Britain. Universities can help heal them

July 28, 2016

Gabriel Huntley, Head of Communications and External Relations writes for Guardian HE Network. The recent EU reference has prompted calls for universities and the scientific community to help repai...