We are passionate about universities, employers and students working together to create success. Alliance universities, top universities for employability in science, technology, design and the professions, lead the way in partnering with employers, delivering an entrepreneurial student experience and creating job ready graduates.
- deliver 50% of all sandwich courses in the UK (where a year or more of a course is spent outside of the university, working directly for an employer);
- are the universities of choice for the professions, with up to 70% of our courses professionally accredited; and
- produce the most entrepreneurial graduates with 50% of all turnover and 40% of all jobs in graduate start-ups coming from Alliance graduate start-ups.
This is why we want to see more partnership between universities and employers. We know it adds real value. Join us in our campaign to develop more links between employers and universities by sharing this email with your network and encouraging colleagues to sign up. Our pledge board was signed my MPs including David Willetts MP, Paul Uppal MP, Adrian Bailey MP and Ann McKechin MP, employers and stakeholders at the launch of Job Ready in the Houses of Parliament on 8 July.
Sign the pledge
You can sign up to our pledge by filling out the form below.
I value the role of university-business collaboration and the benefits it brings to my community in terms of economic development and opportunity. I therefore pledge to support and develop better links between more businesses and my local university(s)
Job Ready PledgeRead the petition
|14||Anthony McClaran||Chief Executive, QAA|
|13||Cliff Hardcastle||Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Business Engagement) Teesside University|
|12||Liz Holey||Pro Vice-Chancellor, Teesside University|
|11||Michael Lavery||Assistant Chief Executive (External Relations), Teesside University|
|10||Graham Henderson||Vice Chancellor and Chief Exec, Teesside University|
|9||Mary Curnock Cook||CEO, UCAS|
|8||Paul Uppal MP|
|7||Jane Artess||Director of Research HECSU|
|6||Ann McKechin MP|
|5||Rebecca Walker||Business Development Manager, Pricecheck Toiletries Ltd|
|4||Claire Kennady||HR/HSE Manager Norgren Ltd|
|3||Sam Jones||Head of Communications|
|2||David Willetts MP||Minister for Business, Innovation & Skills|