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.

Innovative students

University Alliance review into developing the best environment for research excellence

December 10, 2014

Update: we’ve extended the deadline for this review until Wednesday 21 January – we’d love to hear from you about your thoughts. University Alliance has convened a high-level roun...

The contribution of university research to economic growth

September 24, 2014

The UK’s rich and diverse ecosystem of world-leading research and innovation is a key driver of growth and productivity. At the heart of this, and underpinning the Industrial Strategy, sits [...

Job Ready: universities, employers and students creating success

July 8, 2014

Our latest report, Job Ready: Universities, employers and students creating success, is based on in-depth interviews with small and large employers, including British Airways, IBM, Marks and Spence...

HELP UK summary booklet

June 26, 2014

For a quick overview of HELP UK read our summary booklet

HELP UK: A new higher education loan programme: adding to the debate on funding

June 26, 2014

We need to underpin a higher education sector that can drive the UK’s competitiveness in a global knowledge economy and can anticipate a new labour market shaped by rapid changes […]

HELP UK: Background evidence report

June 26, 2014

The UK cannot predict or plan for the future with any certainty. However, we do know that much is changing in the world around us: how we work, create, share […]

How do we ensure quality in an expanding HE system?

May 21, 2014

The higher education system in England is changing at an unprecedented rate. University Alliance is looking at how the higher education sector can best manage this mass of change. Read […]

Closing the Gap: unlocking opportunity through higher education

May 14, 2014

University Alliance believe that the social mobility debate in the UK needs a new focus. Higher education is a critical engine of social mobility. The added value delivered by universities, […]

A comparison of HE funding in England and Australia: what can we learn?

April 24, 2014

A new report, written by Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance, and published by the Higher Education Policy Institute, looks at the comparisons of higher education funding in both ...

Start-up: a story

August 16, 2013

  Start-up: a story, a joint University Alliance and NACUE project, celebrates the graduates who are turning their business idea into reality. Our toolkit, containing stories, top tips and lin...