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​Previous Universities UK events from recent months. 

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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?'

 Our team

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Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

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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.