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.​

COVID-19 higher education-public health webinar series

1 Oct - 13 Oct 2020, 13:00 - 14:00
For university COVID19 leads, PHE Regional Directors, PHE Health Protection Teams, Local Authority Directors of Public Health to support local university-public health partnerships.

Improving student retention 2020

4 Nov - 5 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
A two-day online conference 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.

Security and risk management in higher education: protecting universities from hostile actors

11 Nov - 12 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
This two-day online 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.

Covid-19 and mental health in higher education

18 Nov - 19 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
How can institutions embed a whole university approach to mental health to support for students and staff during Covid-19?

Improving student access and success in a Covid-19 world

25 Nov - 26 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
Universities are under intense financial constraints. Under these circumstances, how can we ensure that access remains on the agenda, and make the most of existing networks and resources?

Go International conference 2020: the future of mobility

26 Nov 2020, 10:00 - 16:00
Join partners from Universities UK International's Go International: Stand Out campaign to explore new pathways to mobility and share ways to support students to gain international experience in uncertain times.

Marketing and communications in higher education: the new normal

2 Dec - 3 Dec 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
Covid-19 has definitively reshaped higher education forever. How can marketing and communications staff help their university navigate this unprecedented landscape?

Research and innovation conference 2020

9 Dec - 10 Dec 2020, 09:30 - 16:30
Covid-19 has and will impact the future of UK research in many different ways. How can the sector best position itself both to support the UK recover and capitalise on new opportunities?

Transnational Education conference 2021

1 Feb - 26 Feb 2021, 10:00 - 16:00
The annual TNE conference will take place in February 2021

International higher education forum 2021: keeping higher education global

13 Apr - 14 Apr 2021, 09:00 - 17:00
The 2021 International Higher Education Forum will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, from Covid-19 and student recruitment to Brexit and the future of TNE.

 Our team

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

 Blog

The grades u-turn caused a ripple effect throughout education – it could be catastrophic for unis

25 August 2020
From over-stretched finances to lack of space and facilities, universities are facing a perfect storm of problems.

A ‘whole university approach’ to wellbeing: meeting the challenges of Covid-19

22 July 2020
Dr Hannah Friend and Dr Diana Beech explain how having a recently-developed wellbeing strategy in place helped the University of Warwick respond to the challenges of Covid-19.

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Covid-19 silver linings: how the pandemic has increased opportunities for disabled university students

15 July 2020
AbilityNet's Amy Low explains how new ways of working brought about by the pandemic have resulted in improvements in accessibility and inclusion for disabled university students.