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What is University Alliance?

18 Jan 2019 - Victoria S Williams

If you're thinking about studying in the UK, you may have heard of the Russell Group of universities. However, that isn't the only partnership of universities in the UK. Another example is University Alliance. It has achieved some big things in the 12 years since it was founded — here's everything you need to know.

What is University Alliance?

Founded in 2006, University Alliance is a group of 18 'business-engaged' universities, which have links to over 16,000 companies. These careers-focused institutions teach you employability skills and prepare you for the world of work. This means they're a great choice if you're already thinking about life after university.

University Alliance's members include many innovative 'new' universities. Their focus is on research that solves real-world problems, so you'll get a great education while also making a positive impact on the wider community.

Great career preparation

University Alliance Sandwich Year in industry

Studying at an Alliance university is great preparation for your future career. In fact, 39% of all UK sandwich degrees, which are degrees that feature a year-long work placement before your final year, are delivered by University Alliance members. Also, 43% of their degrees are accredited by professional bodies, so you can gain vital industry qualifications.

Degrees with work experience and industry accreditation can really give your CV a boost. No wonder an impressive 94% of Alliance university graduates are in work or further education within 6 months!

University Alliance research

You'll also benefit from the excellent research carried out by University Alliance institutions. Between them, they employ more than 20% of research staff in the UK. According to the Research Excellence Framework, they also account for more than one fifth of teams conducting research rated as world-leading in the fields of Art and Design, General Engineering and Health.

University Alliance also has a partnership with the Australian Technology Network of universities. This means that by studying at an Alliance university, you'll be joining a huge international network of students!

Study at a University Alliance member

University Alliance study in the UK

Kaplan can help you enrol at great UK university. We work with universities all over the country, including University Alliance members such as:

Many of our other partner universities also belong to well-respected organisations like the Russell Group, and have fantastic UK rankings. Whatever is most important to you, we can help you find the university and the degree that fits your needs.

Check out the links below to see how a pathway course with Kaplan could help you follow your path to your dream degree.

 
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