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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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Ensuring a fair admissions process

As part of a wider package of measures, UUK has proposed a set of principles for how the sector can put student interest at the heart of admissions decision-making.


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.

Union 'absolutely right' in warning on university finances - UUK response to London Economics report

23 April 2020
In response to research published today by London Economics for the University and College Union, Universities UK welcomes the new independent analysis into the potential economic and societal impact of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic

Universities UK response to NUS letter calling for 'no detriment' exam policy

14 April 2020
Universities recognise the exceptional circumstances in which students are being taught and assessed and are ensuring that the qualifications students are awarded hold their value