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Join the campaign using '#WeAreTogether'

#WeAreTogether is a campaign showcasing all the ways universities are helping  fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive global community. 

WeAreTogether 2021: 5–14 March 

From vaccines to treatments, working on the front-line to supporting local communities, over the past year UK universities have played a critical role in fighting Covid-19. 

Between Friday 5 March and Sunday 14 March we will be sharing some of the incredible ways that staff and students have been responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, and its effect on our lives, through research and supporting local communities. 

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National Graduates Day: 30 July 2020

Part of the #WeAreTogether campaign, National Graduates Day took place on 30 July 2020, to celebrate the resilience and achievements of the class of 2020, and promote the skills, qualifications and experience that graduates gain from studying at university.

Proud to help 

Launched on 30 June, Proud to help shines a spotlight on the individual staff and students who have gone the extra mile to help others while the country is facing immense challenges. 
We want to thank all the staff and students at UK universities who have stepped up, volunteered, fundraised, and so much more during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

To join this part of the campaign, please consider sharing stories of staff and students from UK universities who have been supporting their local communities, the national effort and each other during this time. 


How universities are helping fight Covid-19 

In the face of unprecedented levels of disruption, universities are doing all they can to contribute to the national effort against the Covid-19 outbreak.

Together, the university sector is carrying out vital medical research into a possible vaccine; providing much-needed equipment, facilities and extra staff to frontline NHS services; and is exploring ways to support the people’s health and wellbeing through this difficult time.

This collection of case studies forms part of the #WeAreTogether campaign and shows how everyone in our society benefits from universities.

#WeAreTogether: International 

The international strand of the #WeAreTogether campaign focuses on harnessing the student voice to reassure international applicants and offer holders to continue with their plans to come and study in the UK this autumn. 

The #WeAreTogether Instagram channel, @WeAreTogether_UK is a place for support, tips, and information for international students studying in the UK during Covid-19 and is served to applicants via in-kind partnerships agreements with the like of UCASStudy PortalsHotcourses Abroad and others.

Universities can join the campaign by inviting their international students to create short videos talking about their experience of studying in the UK during Covid-19 and to promote these videos and the Instagram channel to their applicants and offer holders. You can email info@international.ac.uk for further information.



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We are together: students supporting the national effort against Covid-19

12 March 2021
Over the past year, staff and students at UK universities have played a vital role in fighting Covid-19 through research and supporting their local communities. Here, three students from across the UK share their stories.