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 the Higher Education reform consultation

May 6, 2022

Higher Education funding is in need of radical reform: University Alliance responds to the Higher Education reform consultation University Alliance (UA), which represents the UK’s leading professio...

University Alliance sets out its vision for a successful Lifelong Loan Entitlement in LLE blueprint

May 5, 2022

University Alliance announce vision on how to turbo-charge lifelong learning Read Lifelong learning: a blueprint for success here. University Alliance, which represents 14 of the UK’s leading profe...

University Alliance responds to OfS consultations on TEF, student outcomes and the construction of indicators

March 16, 2022

Government proposals on quality in higher education could ‘wreak havoc on the levelling up agenda’: University Alliance responds to Office for Students consultations University Alliance [UA] has to...

University Alliance responds to OfS 2022-25 strategy consultation

January 6, 2022

University Alliance welcomes the opportunity to make a high-level submission to the Office for Students’ 2022-25 strategy consultation. Alliance universities are deeply committed to providing a hig...

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...