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

News

Majority of adult learners would upskill at university if given the chance

21 October 2020
New polling by Savanta ComRes for Universities UK has revealed that 82% of prospective students in England who are either unemployed, at risk of unemployment, or looking to learn new skills would be keen to study individual modules of a university degree.

New guidance can ensure universities protect and develop international partnerships

15 October 2020
Universities are today publishing guidelines to better safeguard themselves against security-related risks that can result from international collaborations.

Universities and admissions leaders encourage students to be ambitious with their 2021 applications

12 October 2020
Students applying for degree courses that start in autumn 2021 should be ambitious with their choices, following no substantial rise in deferrals in 2020, with universities ready to be flexible when considering applications.