University Alliance is the voice of professional and technical universities working at the heart of their communities. Our members, Alliance universities, are deeply rooted in their towns, cities and surrounding regions, with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years and a mission to support local people and communities that continues today.
Alliance universities are helping to build the economy of the future with their leading research and close links with business. They are growing graduates who are amongst the most employable and enterprising in the country.
What makes a member?
- A commitment to excellence, world-leading practices and outcomes
- Prioritising innovative teaching and the student experience
- Place based, applied research and engagement with industry and communities
- Delivering talent and skills for industry and public services
- A commitment to supporting social diversity
Many of our member universities can trace their origins to Britain’s industrial revolution and have worked closely with commercial and professional partners for more than 150 years.