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.

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UA briefing on international students

February 7, 2024 | by University Alliance

International student numbers have been growing in the UK as part of a government strategy to grow education export income for the UK, provide financial sustainability for universities without incr...

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Why degree apprenticeships deserve your attention

February 5, 2024 | by Ellie Russell

This article was originally published in HEPI. Degree apprenticeships. They’re Skills Minister Robert Halfon’s “two favourite words in the English language” and we’re at the beginning of a whole we...

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Universities, the NHS, and health workforce transformation

February 5, 2024 | by Dr Densie Baker and Susanna Kalitowski

This article was originally published in Wonkhe. Working alongside the NHS requires universities to constantly be adapting. The relationship between universities and the health and social care sect...

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University Alliance responds to People, Culture and Environment REF consultation

December 4, 2023

University Alliance have responded to the consultation for the People, Culture and Environment element of the Research Excellence Framework. See the full submission here.

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‘Let’s Get Technical’: University Alliance publishes five policy asks for the next Government

September 29, 2023

University Alliance, an association of the UK’s leading professional and technical universities, has today (Friday 29 September) published ‘Let’s Get Technical: How to harness the power of professi...

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University Alliance responds to OfS consultation on sexual harassment and misconduct

May 4, 2023

University Alliance responds to the OfS consultation on sexual harassment and misconduct, stating that while they strongly agree that all higher education students should be protected from sexual h...

University Alliance responds to the Office for Students’ NSS Phase 2 consultation

September 1, 2022

See the full consultation response here.

University Alliance responds to the UKRI PGR New Deal consultation

June 13, 2022

  See the full University Alliance consultation response here.

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...