Supporting the national effort

Universities are vital in supporting their local communities and the nation in the effort to fight Covid-19. They are helping organisations in many different ways, from providing the NHS with the workforce and equipment it needs, to providing open access online courses to the wider community.

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How universities can support the national effort

UUK is collating, co-ordinating and communicating calls for support from national organisations to universities.
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#WeAreTogether

A campaign to showcase all the ways universities are helping the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

News

UUK response to prime minister’s speech on adult learning and skills

29 September 2020
Commenting on the Prime Minister's speech on adult learning and skills, Professor Julia Buckingham, the President of Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor of Brunel University London, said it could benefit millions of adults

UUK response to updated DfE guidance for universities

10 September 2020
Responding to updated government guidance for universities ahead of students starting the new term, Alistair Jarvis, Chief Executive of Universities UK, said:

A business is born every two hours at UK universities

28 August 2020
​University graduates start 4,000 new businesses and are responsible for supporting tens of thousands of jobs every year.