News & Media

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...

THE: Letter to the Editor, Win-win way to square the funding circle

July 2, 2009

This summer there will be an extra 40,000 unsuccessful university applicants than in 2008. This is because we have seen an 8 per cent hike in applications, but institutions won’t recruit more [&hel...

New Chair for University Alliance

February 10, 2009

The University Alliance has chosen Oxford Brookes University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, to succeed Professor John Craven, Vice Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, as chair of ...

The Guardian: Anxious Wait – Rules for Allocating Research Funding

January 20, 2009

Tomorrow, the broad principles determining what funding universities receive next year will be set. The final allocations for university funding in 2009-10 are not due until 4 March, but vice-chanc...

RAE Press Release: University Alliance

December 9, 2008

The 24 University Alliance members welcome the release of the RAE results.  The results show very strong and widespread excellence in research across the Alliance, and particularly demonstrate the ...