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BBC: Universities ‘must widen access’

November 3, 2009

A-levels are not sufficient to identify the aptitude and potential of all those who should benefit from a university education, the government says. A framework for higher education in England [&he...

University Alliance responds to Russell Group call to restrict research funding

October 29, 2009

The Vice-Chancellor of Northumbria University, Professor Andrew Wathey, is Deputy Chairman of the University Alliance, and speaks on Research for member universities at the heart of the sector who ...

Professor Craven's proposal for funding additional university places taken up by Conservative Party

October 4, 2009

Following the Conservative Party’s announcement to fund 10,000 additional university places next year by encouraging early repayments of fees Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, sai...

Professor Craven’s proposal for funding additional university places taken up by Conservative Party

October 4, 2009

Following the Conservative Party’s announcement to fund 10,000 additional university places next year by encouraging early repayments of fees Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, sai...

The Guardian: Higher education quangos may face the axe – but which ones should go?

September 22, 2009

Universities are very fortunate to work with Hefce and the research councils. Given that the policy of both funding bodies is to be supportive of excellence and efficiency, but not […]

NSS results show high rates of student satisfaction at Alliance universities

August 6, 2009

Following the release of 2009 National Student Survey results Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “Student satisfaction ratings at Alliance universities remain very high with ...

The Guardian: Newer universities in line to receive extra student places

July 29, 2009

Universities and colleges have until tomorrow to decide whether to accept the emergency extra student places they have been allocated. Earlier this month, the government announced 10,000 extra stud...

University Alliance responds to Government announcement of additional student places

July 20, 2009

Responding to today’s announcement of 10,000 additional student places Professor Professor Janet Beer, Chair-elect of the University Alliance and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University said: ...

University Alliance appoints first Director

July 14, 2009

A leading higher education policy expert has been appointed to shape policy on behalf of 23 universities at the core of the UK higher education sector. Libby Aston, former Director of Research [&he...

The Guardian: The excellence factor

July 7, 2009

The new secretary of state responsible for universities, Lord Mandelson, has his hands full with the cost of providing student support, the dearth of university places this summer, and planning for...