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University Alliance calls for urgent public information campaign about a University Graduate Contribution Scheme

December 10, 2010

Following the Commons vote yesterday to increase graduate contributions to universities Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said “There is an urgent need for the government and univ...

Guardian: Letter clarifying Government proposals for a graduate contribution scheme

December 8, 2010

Debate must not be clouded by misconceptions about what the proposals would mean. We believe these proposals would be better described as a university graduate contribution system. Students would n...

Alliance universities excel in environmental and social responsibility – UTC Report

November 17, 2010

In response to the Universities that Count Annual Report 2009: ‘The Environmental and Social Responsibility Benchmarking Programme for Performance Improvement in UK Higher Education’ Libby Aston, D...

University Alliance calls for a public information campaign to explain the new graduate contribution scheme

November 3, 2010

In response to the Government’s proposals for graduate contributions of £6,000 – £9,000, Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance said: “Introducing a fairer, more progressive...

University Alliance warns against sleepwalking towards a privatised university sector

October 20, 2010

In response to today’s Spending Review announcements, Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance said: “These proposals to replace direct public funding with graduate contribution con...

University Alliance responds to Lord Browne’s review

October 12, 2010

In response to Lord Browne’s review, Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “We strongly welcome the recognition Lord Browne has given to the central role that universities play ...

Independent: Vince Cable supports 'Graduate Contribution Scheme'

September 23, 2010

Vince Cable is a much-loved politician because he tells it like it is, he seems to know what he is talking about and he doesn’t pander to people. Youngsters like […]

OFFA report shows the need to banish confusing student bursaries

September 23, 2010

The research released by OFFA today presents important findings at a time when universities and government alike are seeking to use limited public resources to the greatest effect. Welcoming the [&...

THE: Free market on fees threatens rough ride in 'perfect storm'

September 2, 2010

Many universities set to lose income overall if cap is lifted, researcher warns. Simon Baker reports. The English universities seeking to have the cap on tuition fees removed may be […]

BBC: University place scramble gets underway

August 19, 2010

A scramble for university is under way with up to 186,000 students chasing a dwindling number of unfilled places. With another record in the A-level pass rate, and 27% of […]