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Our Work

At University Alliance we want to provide the best environment for professional technical universities to unlock potential and change lives, and to showcase the fantastic work our members are already doing to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of the future.

In 2020, alongside our policy work and engagement with ongoing and emerging issues, we will be focusing our campaigning and lobbying on the following three key areas:

Our programmes

We deliver a series of networks and programmes for our members, unlocking  opportunities in applied-research and innovative teaching and learning.

Teaching Excellence Alliance

This is collaborative venture which brings together Alliance universities to promote excellent teaching and learning, and to better understand and define – as well as champion and showcase – excellent teaching at Alliance institutions.

Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA)

This offers UK-based PhD students a fully-funded postgraduate programme, an expert support network and improved employment opportunities. The DTA focuses on three interdisciplinary areas: Applied Biosciences for Health; Energy; and Social Policy. It is the largest multi-partner doctoral training initiative in the UK.

Extended Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA3)

This opens up our existing doctoral training initiatives to EU and international PhD students – backed by a €6.5million award from the European Commission, under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) COFUND scheme.