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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.​

Covid-19: safety, health and wellbeing of students and staff webinar series

10 Jun - 31 Jul 2020, 09:00 - 16:00
A series of webinars by UUK will shine a spotlight on the immediate and longer-term impacts of Covid-19 on the safety, health and wellbeing of students and staff in HE.

Turning words into actions: Eliminating racism and racial inequality in higher education

14 Jul 2020, 15:30 - 16:30
This webinar will look at how institutions can effectively respond to racism and racial inequality, and take action to identify and implement change, and embed this across their university.

The Knowledge Exchange Concordat Evaluation Process (in England)

23 Jul 2020, 14:00 - 15:30
​The second webinar in the knowledge exchange concordat series will be taking place on Thursday 23rd July at 14:00 - 15:30. This event will be a consultative session on the proposed KE concordat evaluation process in England.

Supporting graduates: the class of 2020

28 Jul 2020, 11:00 - 12:00
This webinar by UUK and AGCAS will explore what the employment prospects are for The Class of 2020, and what strategies institutions have adopted to support the careers and employability of their graduates.

Improving student retention 2020

5 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
A one-day 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

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.

Covid-19 and mental health in higher education

19 Nov 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.

Improving student access and success in a Covid-19 world

26 Nov 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
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?

Marketing and communications in higher education

2 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

10 Dec 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
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?

 Our team

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

 Blog

The Royal Liver Building on the Mersey River

Culture in the age of Covid-19: why universities must take centre stage

10 July 2020
Professor Dinah Birch sets out how the University of Liverpool has ensured cultural experiences in the city remain on offer to communities during lockdown.

The careers services team at Royal Holloway, University of London

How university careers services are supporting graduates through Covid-19

25 June 2020
Gabi Binnie from AGCAS explains how university careers services moved their provision online almost overnight following lockdown, in order to ensure students and graduates continue to be supported.

Pride parade in a city with rainbow flags

How universities can support LGBTQ+ students beyond Pride month

24 June 2020
UUK's Myles Hanlon draws on his lived experience as a recent LGBTQ+ graduate to reflect on what more universities can do to ensure LGBTQ+ students are supported.