Previous events

​Previous Universities UK events from recent months. 

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Improving student retention 2020

4 Nov - 5 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
A two-day online conference delving into the innovations and new best practice surrounding retention, as well as the knowledge you need to approach the challenge of student retention in your own institution.

Immigration rules in the UK from 1 January onwards: What universities and students need to know

3 Nov 2020, 14:00 - 14:45
From 01 January 2021, the UK’s new points-based immigration system will come into effect. In this webinar we will give an overview of the key changes.

End of the transition period: What do universities need to know to prepare?

28 Oct 2020, 14:00 - 15:00
Universities UK International would like to welcome you back for another webinar on the UK’s departure from the EU.

COVID-19 higher education-public health webinar series

1 Oct - 13 Oct 2020, 13:00 - 14:00
For university COVID19 leads, PHE Regional Directors, PHE Health Protection Teams, Local Authority Directors of Public Health to support local university-public health partnerships.

Universities and Colleges and the Industrial Strategy

22 Sep 2020, 15:00 - 16:00
​This free webinar is the launch of the Universities and Colleges and the Industrial Strategy report by Universities UK and the Industrial Strategy Council.

Supporting graduates: the class of 2020

28 Jul 2020, 11:00 - 12:00
This webinar by UUK and AGCAS will explore what the employment prospects are for The Class of 2020, and what strategies institutions have adopted to support the careers and employability of their graduates.

The Knowledge Exchange Concordat Evaluation Process (in England)

23 Jul 2020, 14:00 - 15:30
​The second webinar in the knowledge exchange concordat series will be taking place on Thursday 23rd July at 14:00 - 15:30. This event will be a consultative session on the proposed KE concordat evaluation process in England.

Turning words into actions: Eliminating racism and racial inequality in higher education

14 Jul 2020, 15:30 - 16:30
This webinar will look at how institutions can effectively respond to racism and racial inequality, and take action to identify and implement change, and embed this across their university.

Covid-19: safety, health and wellbeing of students and staff webinar series

10 Jun - 31 Jul 2020, 09:00 - 16:00
A series of webinars by UUK will shine a spotlight on the immediate and longer-term impacts of Covid-19 on the safety, health and wellbeing of students and staff in HE.

 Our team

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Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

 Blog

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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.

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What progress have we made since the launch of #ClosingTheGap?

11 May 2021
Two years after the publication of the #ClosingTheGap report, Amatey Doku looks at progress that has been made to close UK universities’ ethnicity degree awarding gaps and what more must be done.