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.​

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.

The UK in Horizon Europe

21 Apr 2021, 12:30 - 13:30
This webinar is being organised jointly with the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) to explain what this means in practice for UK and European universities and research institutions.

Closing ethnicity awarding gaps

12 May - 13 May 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This online event will give you up-to-date briefings on the current issues surrounding ethnicity awarding gaps.

Political affairs in higher education forum 2021

19 May - 20 May 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This online conference will focus on the policy challenges facing higher education, how you can influence policy, and the tools you need to effect political and policy change.

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.

 Our team

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

 Blog

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We are together: students supporting the national effort against Covid-19

12 March 2021
Over the past year, staff and students at UK universities have played a vital role in fighting Covid-19 through research and supporting their local communities. Here, three students from across the UK share their stories.

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What’s Up With Everyone? Starting a conversation about students’ mental health

4 March 2021
​This University Mental Health Day, Professor Paul Crawford of the University of Nottingham discusses the new campaign What’s Up With Everyone? and explains why it is so important to support students’ mental health literacy.

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Student reviews tell the story of 2020

1 March 2021
​After studying more than 16,000 student reviews, Paul Humphreys, Founder and CEO at StudentCrowd, looks at how students have been experiencing university this year.