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UA responds to UCAS End of Cycle Report 2016

December 15, 2016

Responding to the UCAS End of Cycle Report 2016, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “More students gained a university place this year than ever before – this is […]

UA responds to DfE consultation ‘Schools that work for everyone’

December 12, 2016

Commenting on the Department for Education consultation, ‘Schools that work for everyone’, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “Alliance universities strongly support govern...

THE: Government publishes data on law graduate earnings by university

December 6, 2016

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell is quoted in a story by Times Higher Education about the release of the new Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data by Government. Government figures revealed f...

University Alliance responds to the Longitudinal Education Outcomes data release

December 1, 2016

Commenting on the Department for Education second experimental release of Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “This new dataset o...

CityMetric: Here’s what anchor universities add to UK city economies

November 29, 2016

Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell writes for CityMetric on how anchor universities are engaging with the government’s agenda to rebalance the economy. The article explores how in order to und...

Universities are key partners in industrial strategy

November 23, 2016

University Alliance welcomes the announcement of new funds to support productivity and industrial strategy – particularly the increased investment in research and development. University Alliance h...

Research Professional HE: A sense of place

November 23, 2016

This interview with our chair Professor John Latham was originally published in the Research Professional HE 8am Playbook. @rachelhall_HE Universities should play to their local strengths, says vic...

THE: Three things we hope the chancellor says in the Autumn Statement (and two we hope he doesn’t)

November 22, 2016

On Wednesday 23 November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivers his first Autumn Statement, which is expected to have far reaching implications for the higher education and rese...

Government must back lifelong learning

November 21, 2016

Ahead of the Autumn Statement, University Alliance publishes a lifelong learning manifesto setting out proposals to help learners access higher education throughout their lives. The government has ...

Wonkhe: Lessons from the front line of industrial strategy policy

November 21, 2016

Chief executive Maddalaine Ansell has written a piece for Wonkhe drawing on her experiences of working on previous industrial strategies. She shares her thoughts on the lessons learned last time [&...