Previous events

​Previous Universities UK events from recent months. 

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Global Wales Virtual Conference - Cynhadledd Rithwir Cymru Fyd-eang

6 Jul 2021, 09:30 - 14:30
This virtual Global Wales Conference will bring together high-profile, international and domestic partners to discuss a wide range of thematic areas and to explore how international collaboration might evolve into the future for Wales.

Report launch: short-term mobility, long-term impact

24 Jun 2021, 14:00 - 15:45
Join UUKi and partners on 24 June for the launch of a report on the impact of short-term mobility programmes.

UK-Poland higher education and research virtual study visit

24 Jun - 29 Jun 2021, 10:00 - 12:00
​Universities UK International, the UK Science and Innovation Network in Poland and the Department for International Trade team at the British Embassy in Warsaw are organising a virtual study visit of UK universities to Poland, between 24-29 June 2021.

Enhancing the student experience 2021

23 Jun - 24 Jun 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This event will look at how to build on the experience of students, and explore new opportunities to ensure that your student experience strategy is ever evolving to meet the needs of a changing landscape.

Employability and skills conference 2021

16 Jun - 17 Jun 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This event will explore what skills will be most needed for students to thrive in the future workforce, as well as scan the horizon for the new opportunities that the increased adoption of online and remote working present.

Political affairs in higher education forum 2021

19 May - 20 May 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This online conference will focus on the policy challenges facing higher education, how you can influence policy, and the tools you need to effect political and policy change.

Closing ethnicity awarding gaps

12 May - 13 May 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This online event will give you up-to-date briefings on the current issues surrounding ethnicity awarding gaps.

The UK in Horizon Europe

21 Apr 2021, 12:30 - 13:30
This webinar is being organised jointly with the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) to explain what this means in practice for UK and European universities and research institutions.

International higher education forum 2021: keeping higher education global

13 Apr - 14 Apr 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
The 2021 International Higher Education Forum will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, from Covid-19 and student recruitment to Brexit and the future of TNE.

Turing: the UK’s new student mobility programme: webinar for international higher education institutions

25 Mar 2021, 14:00 - 15:00
This webinar aims to help answer some of the questions higher education institutions and other organisations outside of the UK might have about how they can engage with the newly launched scheme.

 Our team

Portrait of Esther Dudley

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


Local artist Nicole Mollett running a workshop for her ‘Graphic Novel for Luton’ project

How universities can attract vital regeneration and development funding for their regions

8 July 2021
Dr Nick Lancaster, Director of Innovation & Enterprise at the University of Bedfordshire, outlines how universities are the ideal conduit for regional regeneration through collaborative research and development.

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Are we living in a post-LGBTQ+ rights age?

9 June 2021
This Pride month Sebastian Bromelow calls on the higher education sector to “make some noise”, embracing a history of rebellious thoughts and actions by not only celebrating the successes of the LGBTQ+ community but also responding to challenges.

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‘What’s good for the city is good for the university’: higher education’s vital role in the post-Covid recovery

27 May 2021
Reflecting on his role as chairperson of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Economic Covid-19 Recovery Board, Professor Zahir Irani outlines why universities must play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.