Guidance on the prevention and management of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in higher education institutions

Students in full time higher education are at higher risk of meningococcal disease (meningitis and septicaemia) than their peers. 

Their living arrangements and lifestyles pose particular challenges in disease prevention and management. Universities and colleges are aware of these risks and challenges as well as the stress to students and staff on campuses caused by cases of the disease.​

This publication summarises the issues facing students, staff, universities and colleges and their associated health services, NHS services and Health Protection Teams. It builds on earlier advice on how to promote high levels of vaccination uptake amongst students in order to minimise the risk to them and their fellow students and to ensure that a protocol is in place that can be followed if a case occurs.​


Principles for emerging from lockdown

3 June 2020
A set of high-level principles and supporting information for universities to consider as they emerge from lockdown has been published today by Universities UK.

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New guidance on mental health and wellbeing – supporting staff and students more important now than ever

18 May 2020
UUK has published a refreshed version of its strategic framework, Stepchange: mentally healthy universities, calling on universities to prioritise the mental health of their students and staff


Supporting care experienced students through university

8 October 2019
UUK's Amy Dicks sets out what universities can do to address the challenges care experienced people face when accessing and completing an undergraduate degree.

Higher education policy priorities for the new prime minister

31 July 2019
UUK's Karmjit Kaur on how new Prime Minister Boris Johnson can can help maximise the role of universities for both his domestic and global ambitions.