Reports and briefings

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

UUK's response to Ofqual and DfE consultations on how grades should be awarded in summer 2021

Consultations and responses
3 February 2021
Universities UK’s response to the Ofqual and DfE consultations on arrangements for awarding grades for GCSE, AS and A levels and on awarding arrangements for a range of vocational and technical qualifications in summer 2021.

Continuing the conversation: responding to domestic violence and technology mediated abuse in higher education communities during the Covid-19 pandemic

12 October 2020
A second briefing on responding to domestic violence and technology mediated abuse in the higher education sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Checklist: supporting students who are required to self-isolate

6 October 2020
A new checklist to guide universities that are supporting students who are self-isolating.

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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.

News

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University admissions teams will 'pull out all the stops' this year

25 February 2021
Universities UK's response to the government's announcement on teacher assessed grades for 2021.

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Universities welcome UK government roadmap announcement

22 February 2021
The government's plan confirms that all students on practical and practise-based courses who require access to specialist equipment or facilities can return to universities from 8 March 2021.

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Universities UK response to government announcement of additional student hardship funding

2 February 2021
While the additional funding is welcome, the government must also acknowledge that student hardship is just one of many increasingly difficult issues facing students, universities and staff at this time.