Previous events

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Previous Universities UK events from recent months. 

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Tackling online harassment

17 Jun 2019, 09:30 - 17:00
Online harassment and hate crime are increasingly common issues. To this end, we are hosting the Tackling Online Harassment conference, to help you put in place the strategies and practical solutions you need to fight these pernicious trends.

Improving student retention

13 Jun 2019, 09:30 - 17:00
This national conference will provide guidance, share best practice, and inform knowledge of policy developments in student retention.

The BAME Attainment Gap: learning from the student experience

5 Jun 2019, 09:30 - 16:30
Following UUK and the NUS’s report on ‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic student attainment at UK universities: #ClosingtheGap', we are co-hosting with SOAS this one-day conference to focus on next steps in making change happen.

The Rules of Engagement: building political trust and confidence in universities

16 May 2019, 09:30 - 17:00
Together with Wonkhe, we are hosting a one-day event focussing on the policy challenges facing higher education, how you can influence policy, and the tools you need to effect political and policy change.

Graduate employability and skills

8 May 2019, 09:30 - 16:15
As the job market gets more and more competitive and employers are increasingly selective, with graduates competing with those from alternative pathways to work, we need to ask, 'how do we support student and graduate skills development?'

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Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

Blogs

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Student reviews tell the story of 2020

1 March 2021
​After studying more than 16,000 student reviews, Paul Humphreys, Founder and CEO at StudentCrowd, looks at how students have been experiencing university this year.

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Going the extra mile to embrace LGBT+ equality in higher education

10 February 2021
This LGBT+ History Month, the University of Birmingham’s Dr Sammy Li reflects on progress that has been made by universities to support LGBT+ equality and looks at what more must be done to ensure no one is left behind.

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Laying the foundations for a skills-led recovery

29 January 2021
​Following the publication of the UK government’s Skills for jobs white paper, Greg Wade, UUK’s policy lead on innovation, growth, employability and skills, studies its proposals and makes the case for a ‘whole skills approach’.