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.​

Employability and skills conference 2021

16 Jun - 17 Jun 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This event will explore what skills will be most needed for students to thrive in the future workforce, as well as scan the horizon for the new opportunities that the increased adoption of online and remote working present.

Enhancing the student experience 2021

23 Jun - 24 Jun 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This event will look at how to build on the experience of students, and explore new opportunities to ensure that your student experience strategy is ever evolving to meet the needs of a changing landscape.

UK-Poland higher education and research virtual study visit

24 Jun - 29 Jun 2021, 10:00 - 12:00
​Universities UK International, the UK Science and Innovation Network in Poland and the Department for International Trade team at the British Embassy in Warsaw are organising a virtual study visit of UK universities to Poland, between 24-29 June 2021.

Report launch: short-term mobility, long-term impact

24 Jun 2021, 14:00 - 15:45
Join UUKi and partners on 24 June for the launch of a report on the impact of short-term mobility programmes.

Applying for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action funding in the UK

30 Jun 2021, 10:00 - 11:00
As an associated country in Horizon Europe, the UK is fully eligible to host MSCA fellows. In cooperation with the UK Science and Innovation Network, UUK International is organising this webinar for researchers who are considering applying for an MSCA

Global Wales Virtual Conference - Cynhadledd Rithwir Cymru Fyd-eang

6 Jul 2021, 09:30 - 14:30
This virtual Global Wales Conference will bring together high-profile, international and domestic partners to discuss a wide range of thematic areas and to explore how international collaboration might evolve into the future for Wales.

Transnational education conference 2021+: reviewing the role of TNE in tackling global challenges

3 Nov - 4 Nov 2021, 09:00 - 14:00
UUKi’s transnational education conference returns on 3 and 4 November. You can register your interest here and be the first to find out when tickets are available.

International higher education forum 2022 - register your interest

16 Mar - 17 Mar 2022, 09:00 - 16:30
Our flagship International higher education forum will return in 2022 - register your interest here to be the first to find out once we launch bookings!

 Our team

Portrait of Esther Dudley

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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Are we living in a post-LGBTQ+ rights age?

9 June 2021
This Pride month Sebastian Bromelow calls on the higher education sector to “make some noise”, embracing a history of rebellious thoughts and actions by not only celebrating the successes of the LGBTQ+ community but also responding to challenges.

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‘What’s good for the city is good for the university’: higher education’s vital role in the post-Covid recovery

27 May 2021
Reflecting on his role as chairperson of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Economic Covid-19 Recovery Board, Professor Zahir Irani outlines why universities must play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

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What progress have we made since the launch of #ClosingTheGap?

11 May 2021
Two years after the publication of the #ClosingTheGap report, Amatey Doku looks at progress that has been made to close UK universities’ ethnicity degree awarding gaps and what more must be done.