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
Steven West
Maddalaine Ansell
Formerly called
Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities

University Alliance is a network of British universities which was formed in 2006, adopting the name in 2007. University Alliance is a group of 'business engaged' universities that claim to drive innovation and enterprise growth[1] through research[2] and teaching.[3]

It covers 20% of all UK students including a quarter of all undergraduates on STEM courses.[4] It accounts for 26% of the UK’s world-leading and internationally excellent (3* & 4*) research in general engineering.[5]


University[4] Current vice-chancellora
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 Malcolm Press
Nottingham Trent University Edward Peck
The Open University Peter Horrocks
Oxford Brookes University Alistair Fitt[6]
Plymouth University David Coslett[7]
University of Portsmouth Graham Galbraith
University of Salford Helen Marshall[8]
Sheffield Hallam University Chris Husbands
University of South Wales Julie Lydon
Teesside University Paul Croney
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 (Edward Peck) 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 (Maddalaine Ansell[9]).


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 - 2014
2 Maddalaine Ansell 2015 - present


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