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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.​

Enhancing the student experience

27 Feb 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
This one-day conference will look at how the sector can enhance the student experience in different ways, with timely topics such as sustainability, free speech, decolonisation as well as mental health and wellbeing.

TNE 4.0: Technology and TNE

27 Feb 2020, 10:30 - 16:00
Join UUKi and Jisc for a day full of sessions on approaches to ensure your TNE operations are technologically suited to embrace Industry 4.0.

Tackling violence, harassment and hate incidents

11 Mar 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
Our annual tackling violence, harassment and hate incidents conference will explore a number of key issues, looking at the progress made, and scoping what more there is to do.

International higher education forum 2020

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

The value of higher education

2 Apr 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
Is going to university worth the investment? This question has been under intense scrutiny from the public and politicians. Our event will cover topics such as the value of skills to the economy, how universities enhance their local areas, and more.

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

29 Apr 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.

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 the climate crisis and the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 has led to questions about whethe

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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.

 Our team

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

 Blog

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.

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How we communicate student finance needs a rethink

16 December 2019
NEON's Graeme Atherton explains why the cost of higher education needs to be communicated to students more effectively.

General election 2019: what the parties say on higher education

27 November 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur takes a look at the policy commitments on higher education in party manifestos ahead of the general election.