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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...

BBC: University research ‘must widen impact’

July 28, 2016

BBC coverage of Lord Stern’s independent review of the Research Excellence Framework includes our response to its findings. One of the review’s recommendations is that all research staf...

UA/HEA workshop: What is research-led teaching and why is it important?

July 28, 2016

Tuesday 20 September 2016, 9.30am – 3pm Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London The Teaching Excellence Framework is intended to provide a mechanism to measure and reward excellent teac...

University Alliance response to the Stern Review

July 28, 2016

Commenting on the Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework led by Lord Stern, University Alliance Chief Executive Maddalaine Ansell said: “We are pleased that Lord Stern recomm...

Research Fortnight: All assessment systems come at a price

July 22, 2016

This article by Maddalaine Ansell, chief executive of University Alliance, was originally published in Research Fortnight on 19 July 2016.  Researchers love to hate the Research Excellence Framewor...