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THE: Spending Review: student funding shake-up announced

November 26, 2015

Following the announcement of a major shake up of student funding in the government’s spending review in 2015, our chief executive Maddalaine Ansell was quoted in Times Higher Education’...

Universities have key role in delivering the Chancellor’s vision for a high-skilled economy

November 25, 2015

Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, responding to the Chancellor’s Spending Review, said: “We share the Chancellor’s ambition for a high-wage, high-skilled economy with...

Guardian: A new voice for research ‘at the heart of government’

November 23, 2015

Royal Society president Sir Paul Nurse, who was commissioned to lead a review into the research councils,  released his findings last week. His report calls for a single agency to oversee […]

Queen’s Anniversary Prize honours four Alliance universities

November 20, 2015

Four Alliance universities were recognised last night in the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for outstanding excellence and innovation in higher and further education. Cardiff Metropolitan University, t...

The Guardian University Awards 2016

November 19, 2015

How does a university stand out from the crowd? In a fast-growing sector with rising student numbers, expanding campuses and noisy social media, every university needs a surefire way to […]

University Alliance welcomes Sir Paul Nurse’s review of the UK Research Councils ‘Ensuring a successful UK research endeavour’

November 19, 2015

In response to the Sir Paul Nurse’s review of the Research Councils, Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “Research and innovation are essential to increasing prod...

University Alliance welcomes Bright Blue report on part-time HE

November 16, 2015

In response to the report by Bright Blue Going part-time, supported by The Open University, Maddalaine Ansell, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: “The sharp decline in part-time study at...

CPD: The NHS Leadership Academy

November 12, 2015

The NHS in England is going through major organisational and structural change. Estimated future funding cuts mean the organisation needs to deliver a quality service by upskilling its workforce, b...

Graduate recruitment: Work-based learning embeds practical skills into studies

November 12, 2015

The University of Greenwich has offered work-based learning with Degree Apprenticeship-like characteristics for many years.  It currently has 300 part-time students studying on day release courses ...

Teaching & curriculum development: Putting law into practice

November 12, 2015 | by Rachel Clarke

The Masters of Law and Practice (MLP) degree at the University of Huddersfield Law School integrates a traditional three-year law degree (LLB) and one-year Legal Practice Course (LPC) into a four-y...