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Glasgow Caledonian joins University Alliance

April 17, 2010

Glasgow Caledonian University has joined University Alliance, representing 23 major business-focussed universities at the heart of the sector. Professor Janet Beer, Chair of University Alliance, sa...

THE: University Alliance’s latest member

April 17, 2010

Glasgow Caledonian University has left Million+, which represents newer universities, to become the first Scottish member of the University Alliance. Pamela Gillies, vice-chancellor of Glasgow Cale...

University Alliance response to Postgraduate Review

March 31, 2010

In response to Adrian Smith’s Postgraduate Review Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “Postgraduate provision is vital to the health of the UK economy, society and its research base...

HEPI report confirms world-leading research exists across the sector

March 25, 2010

In response to the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) report ‘Funding selectivity, concentration and excellence – how good is the UK’s research?’ Libby Aston, Director of University All...

Budget recognises universities are ‘vital for economic growth’

March 24, 2010

In response to Budget announcement of 20,000 additional university places Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “We welcome Lord Mandelson’s recognition in today’s Budget announcement...

University Alliance welcomes HEFCE’s ‘sensible proposals’ but warns of consequences for those students who won’t get a place at university

March 18, 2010

In response to HEFCE announcement of university funding for 2010-11 Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, said: “HEFCE have made sensible proposals in response to  Government spending cuts....

THE: ‘V-c attacks 'skewed' 1994 Group data’

February 18, 2010

The 1994 Group of smaller research-intensive universities presented “skewed” data and “poor research” when making the case for greater concentration of PhD student funding, ...

The Independent: ‘Battle for doctoral funds: Should government cash for PhDs be restricted to the best universities?’

February 11, 2010

In the university world, differences of opinion are nothing new. But the outcome of this one might just change the character of higher education itself. Universities are at odds over […]

THE: ‘How high? 'Reasonable number' would accept fees hike’

February 11, 2010

More than half of students would be willing to pay university fees of £5,000 and one in five would be prepared to go as high as £10,000, a survey of […]

UCAS application data shows significant increases in STEM applications across Alliance universities

February 8, 2010

In response to the publication of today’s UCAS figures Libby Aston, Director of University Alliance, representing 22 universities at the heart of the sector, said: “The UCAS application figures for...