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University Alliance responds to Innovation Strategy

July 22, 2021

University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “We welcome today’s publication of the Innovation strategy. Alliance universities are a longstanding, stable presence in their regions and are well-plac...

UA comment on OFS funding reforms

July 20, 2021

Responding to the Office For Students (OFS) announcement on funding reforms for 2021-22, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said “It is disappointing to see OFS progressing with the decis...


University Alliance responds to government reform of post-16 qualifications

July 14, 2021

University Alliance have joined a coalition of 12 education bodies representing staff and students in schools, colleges and universities in writing to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson urging hi...

Letter to the Times

July 14, 2021

A letter from Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson has been published in The Times, responding to a recent article which argued that ‘Britain needs more second class universities’.   Sir, I [&...

University Alliance submission to Higher Education Commission’s University Research and Regional Levelling-Up Inquiry

July 5, 2021

Working in partnership to support the growth of the economy and our towns and cities is central to our mission. Many of our member universities trace their origins to Britain’s […]

Alliance Awards 2021 winners!

June 23, 2021

  An internationally collaborative music project, the development of anti-racist teaching practices, and the creation of a rapid COVID-19 test are amongst the winners announced today as part o...

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UA joins education bodies calling for protection of applied qualifications

June 15, 2021

Government plans to remove funding for BTEC qualifications “will leave many students without a viable pathway at the age of 16” University Alliance have today joined 10 other education bodies [&hel...

Shortlist revealed for the Alliance Awards 2021

June 10, 2021

A university vaccination hub, a social enterprise team working to support a bakery that trains and employs refugee and migrant women, and an inspirational DTA mental health ambassador are all [&hel...

Powering jobs and the recovery

June 7, 2021

Alliance universities will play a vital role in powering jobs and opportunities for graduates and those in the community, supporting the nation’s social, economic and cultural recovery in the month...

University Alliance responds to the DfE consultation on Post-Qualifications Admissions Reform

May 13, 2021

The admission system needs reforming, but a move to Post Qualifications Admissions could be disruptive and costly, and risks losing many of the benefits from the existing system, argues University ...