University Alliance

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University Alliance
University Alliance Logo.png
Abbreviation UA
Formation 2006
Type Association of United Kingdom-based universities
Legal status
Location 49 Whitehall
Region served
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Steven West
Libby Hackett
Staff 10
Former name
Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities

University Alliance is a group of 22 business-engaged universities in the United Kingdom. Its members focus on combining science and technological research for the benefit and development of professions, businesses and communities, as well as supporting academic learning and providing a quality student experience. University Alliance was formed in 2006, adopting the name in 2007.

The purpose of the consortium is to bring together universities with government and business to create innovative solutions to social and economic challenges. It is a policy centre delivering evidence-based policy and research in order to improve higher education policy, to benefit the economy and society.[1]

As major providers of professional and postgraduate education, Alliance universities work with over 22% of all UK students.[2]


University[2] Current vice-chancellora
Bournemouth University John Vinney
University of Bradford[3] Mark Cleary
Cardiff Metropolitan University Antony J Chapman
Coventry University Madeleine Atkins
Glasgow Caledonian University Pamela Gillies
University of Greenwich David Maguire
University of Hertfordshire Quintin McKellar
University of Huddersfield Bob Cryan
Kingston University Julius Weinberg
University of Lincoln Mary Stuart
Liverpool John Moores University Nigel P. Weatherill
Manchester Metropolitan University John Brooks
Northumbria University Andrew Wathey
Nottingham Trent University Neil Gorman
Oxford Brookes University[4] Janet Beer
Plymouth University Wendy Purcell
University of Portsmouth Graham Galbraith
University of Salford Martin Hall
Sheffield Hallam University Philip Jones
University of South Wales Julie Lydon
Teesside University Graham Henderson
University of the West of England Steven West


The association is headed by the chairman, who is elected and serves in office for a period of three years. They are also the incumbent vice-chancellor of a member university. Operational running on a daily business is conducted and overseen by the Chief Executive.


No. Chairman Term University
1 John Craven 2006 - 2009 University of Portsmouth
2 Janet Beer 2009 - 2012 Oxford Brookes University
3 Steven West 2012 - present University of the West of England

Chief Executive[edit]

No Chief Executive Term
1 Libby Hackett 2009 - present


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  2. ^ a b "University Alliance website". Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  3. ^ Jump, Paul (22 July 2010). "The slow road: where PhD success comes late, if at all". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ Shepherd, Jessica (20 July 2010). "Good university funding guide". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 

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