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 consultation

May 27, 2020

University Alliance have responded to the OFS consultation on the integrity and stability of the English higher education sector.       View our response here, or by clicking on [&he...

Growing Research Impact

July 4, 2018

On the three-year anniversary of the launch of the Doctoral Training Alliance, we have published a new report about the programme. Growing Research Impact illustrates the ways the programme has [&h...

Ladders of Opportunity

June 6, 2018

Our new report, Ladders of Opportunity, explores the extensive range of university provision from sub-degree qualifications (Levels 4 and 5) through to postgraduate study (Levels 7 and 8). The find...

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation

January 29, 2018

Vocation, Vocation, Vocation – a new report from the Social Market Foundation with University Alliance and Pearson – calls for greater recognition of the ‘important contributions’ of vocational ent...

The Hidden Story: Understanding knowledge exchange partnerships with the creative economy

December 4, 2017

The Hidden Story research project has published a major report into the contribution of university knowledge exchange to the creative economy. The AHRC-funded research The Hidden Story: Understandi...

Technical and professional excellence: perspectives on learning and teaching

October 19, 2017

The diversity of Britain’s higher education system is its greatest strength, with institutions not only offering students a wide choice of high-quality courses but also a range of learning environm...

Technical & Professional Excellence

October 10, 2017

Technical & Professional Excellence highlights the strength of Alliance universities’ offer to international students and overseas partners. It profiles our global connections and aims to raise...

University Alliance Strategic Framework 2017-18

October 1, 2017

As a mission group, our aim is to champion technical and professional universities. We promote the value of Alliance universities to the UK and government policy goals in the context of Brexit, the...

University Alliance: Higher education and research priorities for the 2017 General Election

April 27, 2017

Ahead of the General Election on 8 June, University Alliance sets out higher education and research priorities for the next government. Support excellent technical and professional education at all...

Lifelong Learning: Ladder and Lifeline

February 22, 2017

University Alliance’s latest Spotlight Report sets out recommendations for government to enable lifelong learning. Ambitious new policies and approaches are needed so that people can benefit ...