Reports and briefings

Find Universities UK analysis on the response to the pandemic and the needs of the higher education sector.

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

Report
28 August 2020
Recommendations, case studies and resources for universities, sector bodies, regulators and government to ensure disabled students, healthcare students and estranged and care-experienced students are fully supported during Covid-19 pandemic

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Principles and guidance for collaborative teaching partnerships during the pandemic

Report
28 July 2020
Principles to support the continuation of effective collaborative teaching partnerships as the sector responds to the impact of Covid-19 on academic provision.

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Supporting graduates in a Covid-19 economy

Report
25 June 2020
A set of proposals for the UK government, recommending ways to support the employment prospects of graduates from the class of 2020, and to help businesses get back on their feet following the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Universities UK response to Office for Students consultation on the integrity and stability of the higher education sector in England

Consultations and responses
9 June 2020
Universities are under extreme pressure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic across all aspects of their operations and provision, including in admissions, and continue to respond effectively to the challenging environment faced by students and staff.

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Principles and considerations: emerging from lockdown

3 June 2020
Nine principles and areas for universities to consider as they begin to emerge from lockdown.

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Beginning the conversation: responding to domestic violence and abuse in higher education communities during the COVID-19 pandemic

30 April 2020
A briefing to support universities in their response to the heightened risk of domestic violence and technology mediated abuse (online harassment) resulting from lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Achieving stability in the UK higher education sector following COVID-19

10 April 2020
A proposal to government from Universities UK for a balanced package of measures to maximise universities’ contribution to the economy and communities following COVID-19.

News

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.

UUK response to DfE announcement on action agreed to support students into their preferred universities

20 August 2020
Universities UK has responded to the Department for Education's announcement on the measures to support students into their preferred universities