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A postcode lottery is stopping children in care from going to university

October 29, 2020

This article first appeared in the Guardian on 29 October 2020  There have been far too few care leavers going to university for far too long. The numbers are staggering: […]

UA partnership with 10000BlackInterns programme to deliver transformative opportunities for Black students

October 27, 2020

University Alliance have today (27 October) joined major organisations and representatives from industry, education and politics to announce the launch of 10,000 Black Interns, an ambitious program...

Brighton researcher awarded prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship

October 15, 2020

University of Brighton mathematician Dr Oyuna Rybdylova has received a ‘lifechanging’ UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) grant of £1.1m to further her work by being awarded a Future Leaders Fellowsh...

UA pens letter responding to Will Hutton article in The Observer

October 12, 2020

This letter first appeared in The Observer on the 11 October 2020. Dear Editor, As CEO of a higher education mission group which represents professional and technical universities across the [&hell...

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UA welcomes expansion of post-18 education and skills

September 29, 2020

Commenting ahead of the PM’s speech, UA CEO Vanessa Wilson welcomed the expected announcements,  “As leaders in delivering professional and technical education and collaborating with bu...

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NSS review must seek to enhance student experience

September 23, 2020

Reacting to the launch of the Office for Students (OfS) review into the National Student Survey (NSS), University Alliance Chief Executive Vanessa Wilson said: “We welcome what we hope to […]

Interview: University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson

September 16, 2020

This interview first appeared in University Business on the 15 September 2020. University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson talks to Anna Britten about taskforces, WhatsApp deluges and how to create cham...

Universities need stability this autumn

September 14, 2020

This article first appeared in Research Professional News on the 13 September. UA Chair Debra Humphris looks at the challenges and opportunities for universities in the year ahead It is […]

UA responds to updated DfE guidelines for universities

September 10, 2020

UA CEO Vanessa Wilson, responding to today’s updated government guidance for universities: “Alliance universities are doing everything reasonably practicable to ensure that their campuses are Covid...

HEE funding boost a positive first step in addressing placement availability

August 27, 2020

Responding to Health Education England’s (HEE) funding boost to increase clinical placements in the NHS, University Alliance CEO Vanessa Wilson said: “University Alliance welcomes this additi...