Policy

At University Alliance, just like our universities, our approach is about putting solutions, innovation and enterprise at the core of everything we do – for the wider public and economic benefit of the UK.

We conduct, promote and disseminate research and analysis into matters related to higher education, including higher education policy, to inform and improve public and political discourse about the value of universities and the public benefit they deliver.

We bring together thought-leaders and experts from across the sector as well as government, industry and other charities to identify solutions that will sustain a world-leading, enterprising and innovative higher education sector.

UA submission to OfS consultation on recurrent funding

May 7, 2021

The full UA consultation submission can be found here, or summarised as: UA are strongly opposed to the reduction in funding for C1 subjects, which we believe are as strategically […]

Research and Innovation at Alliance Universities

March 11, 2021

A new publication released 10 March by University Alliance (UA) showcases how research taking place in universities across the Alliance is delivering local and global impact. Launched to coincide w...

UA submission to Ofqual & DfE consultations on summer 2021 grades

February 1, 2021

University Alliance welcome the opportunity to make a brief submission to the Ofqual and DfE consultations on arrangements for awarding grades for GCSE, AS and A levels and awarding arrangements [&...

University Alliance response to the Review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 in England second stage consultation

January 31, 2021

University Alliance has responded on behalf of our members to DFE’s Review of post-16 qualifications at level 3. Our response can be found here, and summarised as: Alliance universities are [...

University Alliance submission to OFS quality and standards consultation

January 26, 2021

UA response to OfS quality proposals University Alliance has submitted evidence to the OfS consultation on regulating equality and standards in higher education. In principle we are supportive of m...

University Alliance submission to APPG on students

January 22, 2021

Submission from University Alliance to APPG Student Inquiry: “Impact of the pandemic with specific reference to students call for rebates in tuition and accommodation payments” Alliance universitie...

DTA guidance for taking care of mental health and wellbeing

December 9, 2020

University Alliance’s Doctoral Training Alliance have developed the DTA guidance for taking care of mental health and wellbeing for their postgraduate researchers. The guidance is designed to...

Briefing on mental health and wellbeing support offered by Alliance universities

December 9, 2020

All our member universities take a whole university approach, embedded in strategy, to supporting the mental wellbeing of their students; promoting positive mental health whilst delivering early in...

UA’s written submission to the OfS review of digital teaching and learning

October 15, 2020

UA’s written submission to the OfS review of digital teaching and learning in English higher education during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a high-level submission to the Office for Stude...