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Supporting the national effort

Universities are vital in supporting their local communities and the nation in the effort to fight Covid-19. They are helping organisations in many different ways, from providing the NHS with the workforce and equipment it needs, to providing open access online courses to the wider community.

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How universities can support the national effort

UUK is collating, co-ordinating and communicating calls for support from national organisations to universities.
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#WeAreTogether

A campaign to showcase all the ways universities are helping the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic

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New guidance on mental health and wellbeing – supporting staff and students more important now than ever

18 May 2020
UUK has published a refreshed version of its strategic framework, Stepchange: mentally healthy universities, calling on universities to prioritise the mental health of their students and staff

UUK response to UK government announcement on support package for universities

4 May 2020
UUK's response to the announcement from UK government on providing support for higher education following the Covid-19 pandemic

Improving links between universities and businesses will further develop societal and economic impact

24 April 2020
Universities can build on their leading role in society and develop links between UK institutions, industry and local communities by committing to better exchange of information, knowledge and skills.