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Upcoming events

We run a number of events throughout the year providing timely and valuable information to the higher education sector.

We use our events programme to formulate and affect policy, influence decision makers and raise the profile of key issues in higher education.

Most of our events are held at Woburn House Conference Centre, our suite of events spaces in central London.

To keep up to date with our events programme sign up for the UUK Bulletin.​

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International higher education forum online

25 Mar - 26 Apr 2020, 09:00 - 17:00
Now in its eighth edition, our flagship annual conference on all things international in higher education is back.

Creative Arts and Media without Borders

29 Apr 2020, 10:00 - 15:00
Join UUKi and SAE Institute UK for a day full of sessions on approaches to tackling the challenges of delivering transnational education programmes in the creative arts and media.

​Is internationalisation sustainable? Addressing the challenges and finding solutions

5 May 2020, 09:00 - 16:30
Internationalisation has become a fundamental part of how the UK higher education sector operates and is a large factor in its success. But can universities really continue to internationalise as they have been doing?

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Employability and skills: the fourth industrial revolution

7 May 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
The fourth industrial revolution is driving comprehensive change in the way we work, and the skills we need. This conference will bring together sector leaders, employers, and policymakers to help you improve employability at your university.

Mentally healthy universities: live, learn, work, support

21 May 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
The conference will explore how institutions can embed a whole university approach to mental health that creates a supportive and healthy environment for students and staff to live, learn, and work.

Offshore TNE: From Education Hubs to Micro-Campuses

3 Jun 2020, 10:00 - 15:00
In this full-day event in partnership with Bird & Bird LLP we will explore strategies for universities to successfully take advantage of opportunities to expand their offshore physical presence

Improving student retention 2020

4 Jun 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
A one-day delving into the innovations and new best practice surrounding retention, as well as the knowledge you need to approach the challenge of student retention in your own institution.

Go International conference 2020: the future of mobility

10 Jun 2020, 09:00 - 17:00
Our annual Go International conference will be held on 10 June 2020

Political affairs in higher education forum

17 Jun 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
We now have a majority government in office, creating the environment for longer-term and more ambitious policy-making. This one-day event will provide attendees with insight into the new government's priorities, and how they can be leveraged.

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Resilience and risk management in higher education: protecting universities from interference

12 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
This one-day event organised by UUK is dedicated to helping universities protect their research, education activities and other expertise, without reducing the impact and reach of your institution.

 Our team

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


Tackling racial harassment on campus: we must do better

12 March 2020
Universities must do everything they can to set clear cultural expectations, and take action to eradicate hate, writes Professor David Richardson.

Supporting LGBT students studying overseas

10 March 2020
Stonewall's Emma Kosmin on steps universities can take to provide support for LGBT students studying overseas.

Brexit day is here; but where next for the UK's immigration system?

31 January 2020
On the day that the UK leaves the European Union, UUK's Karmjit Kaur sets out what immigration reforms are needed to ensure the system is fit for purpose.