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#WeAreTogether

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#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. 


Join the campaign using '#WeAreTogether'

If you would like to show your support and join the campaign, there are a number of social media assets available to download and share.


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.












News

Universities UK response to government’s support package for UK research jobs

27 June 2020
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UUK response to latest UCAS data on applicant offers and student deferrals

25 June 2020
UUK has responded to the latest UCAS (18 June) data which details the number of applicants with a firm offer to start university this autumn and the latest on student deferrals.

Blog

The Royal Liver Building on the Mersey River

Culture in the age of Covid-19: why universities must take centre stage

10 July 2020
Professor Dinah Birch sets out how the University of Liverpool has ensured cultural experiences in the city remain on offer to communities during lockdown.

The careers services team at Royal Holloway, University of London

How university careers services are supporting graduates through Covid-19

25 June 2020
Gabi Binnie from AGCAS explains how university careers services moved their provision online almost overnight following lockdown, in order to ensure students and graduates continue to be supported.