News & Media

Guardian: The bank that likes to say och aye

June 15, 2010

Grameen bank project set to help Glasgow’s poorer communities. A UK university has teamed up with Nobel prizewinner Mohammad Yunus, of microbanking fame. Gillies, a community health specialis...

THE: Lift tax-barrier to shared services, Alliance pleads

June 10, 2010

Flexible VAT framework could save millions of pounds, mission group says. Simon Baker reports Tax reforms that would encourage universities to share services and potentially save millions of pounds...

Comment for the Times Higher Education on VAT incentives for shared services

June 10, 2010

Comment for the Times Higher Education on VAT incentives for shared services. A forthcoming report by University Alliance into efficient and effective use of public funds by universities will recom...

Comment to the Times Higher Education following Vince Cable’s comments on development in education

June 10, 2010

Speaking to the Times Higher Education following Vince Cable’s comments on development in education, Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “Recent growth in student numbers has ...

THE: Careers-guidance statements demanded as Willetts unveils choice agenda

June 10, 2010

Every university will be asked to state how they prepare students for the world of work by David Willetts’ opening salvo to improve transparency in the sector. The Higher Education […]

Public Service: Let's do away with the scaremongering over university fees

June 3, 2010

As part of our work for Lord Browne’s independent review of student fees, University Alliance found that misunderstanding and myths about university fees are causing more of a barrier to […]

University Alliance response to cuts in higher education funding

May 24, 2010

Responding to the announcement on public spending cuts this morning, Professor Andrew Wathey, Deputy-Chair of University Alliance, said: “Additional cuts are of course unwelcome at this time ...

THE: Mission groups call for higher fees

May 20, 2010

The Russell Group says that higher education should remain “free at the point of use”. “Government could achieve an overall cost reduction in comparison to the current system, whi...

University Alliance propose a Graduate Contribution Scheme that would allow more students to go to university

May 11, 2010

A new ‘Graduate Contribution Scheme’ that would enable the Government to fund a greater number of students has been proposed by the University Alliance. The scheme has won the backing […]

THE: Alliance contribution aims to reshape fees debate

May 11, 2010

University top-up fees would be rebranded as graduate contributions under proposals published today by a group of 23 universities. The University Alliance – which represents institutions including ...