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.

University Alliance responds to OfS Quality and Standards conditions consultation

September 29, 2021

Alliance universities are deeply committed to providing a high-quality academic experience for students, and we are broadly supportive of the principles-based and risk-led approach to regulation ou...

8 areas that will affect universities in the coming months

September 29, 2021

Pro-Vice Chancellor of UWE Bristol, Marc Griffiths, explores 8 areas which will be influencing the landscape for universities over the next twelve to eighteen months, in his thought piece : […]

Comprehensive Spending Review 2021

September 7, 2021

In response to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2021, University Alliance have produced this briefing, outlining how our members can support the achievement of government priorities and Power the ...

University Alliance responds to DfE’s Initial Teacher Training Market Review consultation

August 24, 2021

Initial teacher training (ITT) should and must evolve in order to maintain and sustain educational standards for current and future generations of pupils – but  there have been fundamental problems...

University Alliance submission to Higher Education Commission’s University Research and Regional Levelling-Up Inquiry

July 5, 2021

Working in partnership to support the growth of the economy and our towns and cities is central to our mission. Many of our member universities trace their origins to Britain’s […]

University Alliance publish their submission to the DfE consultation on PQA reform

May 13, 2021

We welcome the opportunity to make a submission to the Department for Education’s consultation on Post-Qualification Admissions Reform. We recognise that the higher education admissions system is f...

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 [...