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Supporting thriving communities: Alliance universities case studies

May 24, 2016

Universities play an essential role in supporting people and communities to succeed. For Alliance universities, widening participation activity is integral to their way of working, reflecting their...

THE: Tackling inequality must be core university mission, report says

May 24, 2016

Our report Supporting thriving communities: The role of universities in reducing inequality has been featured in Times Higher Education. You can read more here about our report – which identi...

Research Professional: To boost access, halt drop outs

May 24, 2016

Coverage of our report Supporting thriving communities: The role of universities in reducing inequality has appeared in Research Professional (£). You can also read our full press release here and ...

OFFA comment on Supporting thriving communities

May 24, 2016

The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) has commented on our report, Supporting Thriving Communities: The role of universities in reducing inequality.  OFFA’s Director of Fair Access to Higher Educ...

Wonkhe: Higher education bills we’ve known and loved

May 23, 2016

Following the publication of the Government’s White Paper for Higher Education, University Alliance’s head of policy Graeme Wise takes an in-depth look at how previous pieces of higher ...

University Alliance responds to the Government’s Higher Education White Paper

May 16, 2016

Responding to the government’s Higher Education White Paper, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “We are pleased that the White Paper reflects many of the points made ...

THE: HE White Paper: the higher education sector responds

May 16, 2016

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell response to the higher education White Paper, Success as a Knowledge Economy was featured in Times Higher Education’s round-up of the sector’s comments...

Wonkhe: Hopes, fears and predictions for the coming White Paper

May 13, 2016

Ahead of the HE White Paper, Wonkhe asked Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell on her predictions for what could come out of the plans.   She said: “The White Paper will […]

UA responds to HEPI report on educational underachievement of young men

May 12, 2016

Responding to HEPI’s report on the educational underachievement of young men, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “This is an important piece of work – bot...

THE: REF should include all academics, says University of Cambridge

April 27, 2016

Further coverage of Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework in THE cites our view on the need for research to be funded wherever excellence is found. The article […]