The cancellation of A-level exams and the impact of the pandemic on prospective students means that Covid-19 has had implications for the undergraduate student recruitment process for the upcoming 2020–21 academic year.

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Admissions Q&A

Key questions answered on the implications for the cancellation of UK school exams on university admissions.


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A commitment by Universities UK to students’ wellbeing

6 October 2020
Universities UK has published a new checklist to guide universities that are supporting students who are self-isolating.

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