12 August 2021 Publications
12 August 2021 Publications
We launched #WeAreTogether in April 2020 to showcase the ways universities have helped during the Covid-19 pandemic. From vaccines to treatments, working on the frontline to supporting local communities, UK universities have played a critical role.
The campaign had the stories and voices of students and staff at its heart.
We reached over 60 million social media users, and over 100 universities took part by sharing their stories and messages of support.
As the UK went into lockdown, universities, their staff and students stepped up to contribute to research, offer support, and help people through the crisis.
We published 'How universities are helping fight Covid-19' to bring together the many examples of how universities first responded to the crisis in April 2020.
Launched on 30 June 2020, Proud to Help shone a spotlight on the staff and students who went the extra mile to help others during the pandemic.
We wanted to thank all the staff and students at UK universities who have stepped up, volunteered, fundraised, and so much more during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In July 2020, we celebrated National Graduates Day to celebrate the class of 2020, while promoting the skills, qualifications and experience that graduates gain from studying at university.
Celebrities, politicians and business leaders took to social media to congratulate graduates and reassure them that their experience and qualifications are needed now more than ever.
March 2021 marked a year since the pandemic began. We launched a final phase of the campaign to show how university staff and students were continuing to go ‘above and beyond’ for local communities and in their research efforts.
Students across the country are volunteering to support the UK’s vaccine programme. @cardiffuni student Nkosi, who trained with @SJACymru, is finding the role “incredibly rewarding”. #WeAreTogether pic.twitter.com/Q3ZrnW0JKl— Universities UK (@UniversitiesUK) March 5, 2021
The international strand of the #WeAreTogether campaign was created to provide reassurance and support to prospective EU and international students to continue with their plans to study with a UK university.
The campaign was student-led, with current international students giving their honest views on their experience of studying at a UK university during the pandemic. The campaign delivered more than 100 student testimony videos, achieving more than 22 million video views in total.
We shared these videos to the WeAreTogether Instagram page as well as individual university social media pages.
From a survey of more than 2,000 prospective international students, 67% said that #WeAreTogether had made them feel more confident to continue their plans to study in the UK.