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.

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...

University Alliance submission to the Education Select Committee

August 4, 2020

Written evidence submitted by University Alliance to the Education Select Committee. This submission accompanies our recent oral evidence appearance.  

Public believes HE will be important to UK’s recovery from Covid

June 10, 2020

A new survey conducted by Public First for University Alliance has found the public thinks Higher Education will be important to the UK’s recovery from Covid, and universities are playing a key [&h...

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...