Previous events

​Previous Universities UK events from recent months. 

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Turing: the UK’s new student mobility programme: webinar for international higher education institutions

25 Mar 2021, 14:00 - 15:00
This webinar aims to help answer some of the questions higher education institutions and other organisations outside of the UK might have about how they can engage with the newly launched scheme.

Tackling violence, harassment and hate incidents 2021

10 Mar - 11 Mar 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
This online, annual conference will explore recent developments and progress on how universities can tackle violence, harassment and hate incidents.

Fair admissions conference

24 Feb 2021, 09:30 - 16:00
This one-day, online conference will explore the Fair Admissions Review, as well as its recommendations, in-depth.

The role of universities in tackling the climate emergency

3 Feb - 4 Feb 2021, 09:30 - 16:30
What can universities do to tackle the climate emergency? Two-day, online conference exploring this issue with a view for providing you actionable steps that your institution can take to become more sustainable.

Degree apprenticeships 2021 conference

27 Jan 2021, 09:30 - 16:25
One-day online conference exploring how can we build momentum to make sure that degree apprenticeships remain on the agenda.

 Our team

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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.