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 Association
Region served United Kingdom United Kingdom
Chairman Steven West
Chief Executive Libby Hackett
Staff 10
Formerly called Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities

University Alliance is a grouping of British new universities which was formed in 2006, adopting the name in 2007.

It covers over 22% of all UK students.[1]


University[1] Current vice-chancellora
Bournemouth University John Vinney
Cardiff Metropolitan University Antony J Chapman
Coventry University John Latham
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 Edward Peck
Oxford Brookes University[2] Janet Beer
Plymouth University Wendy Purcell (suspended)
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 (Professor Steven West), the Deputy Chair (Professor Mary Stuart) and the Treasurer (Professor Martin Hall) who are elected and serve in office for a period of three years. Operational running on a daily business is conducted and overseen by the Chief Executive (Libby Hackett).


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


  1. ^ a b "University Alliance website". Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  2. ^ Shepherd, Jessica (20 July 2010). "Good university funding guide". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 

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