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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.​

Degree apprenticeships: making the most of the opportunities

21 Feb 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Gain a full understanding of the policy landscape and a clear idea of how to implement degree apprenticeships in their institution.

Student mental wellbeing: current priorities and future challenges

6 Mar 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
UUK and the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Working Group (MWBHE) are proud to announce the 5th Student mental wellbeing conference will be held on 6 March 2018 at Woburn House.

International Higher Education Forum 2018: thriving in a shifting global environment

14 Mar 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Hear from experienced sector professionals, government, and senior representatives from UK and overseas partner organisations and explore trends, new developments and how to craft strategy during this period of unprecedented uncertainty.

Innovation and excellence in teaching and learning 2018

20 Mar 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
​​​A national one-day conference to examine innovative teaching and learning practice, and what we really mean by 'teaching excellence'.

Strategic fundraising for leaders in higher education 2018

27 Mar 2018, 09:30 - 17:30
A joint Universities UK and CASE Europe senior-level conference on how to develop and boost philanthropy in higher education institutions. ​

Political affairs in higher education forum 2018

19 Apr 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
This event provides a unique opportunity for policy and public affairs professionals working in higher education and associated organisations to discuss the most relevant issues currently facing the sector.

Graduate employability and skills: designing and implementing your institutional strategy 2018

17 May 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
Discuss the policy landscape surrounding graduate employability and skills, and the wider skills agenda, examine the impact of policy developments on your institution and to develop your strategy with policy makers, influencers and colleagues.

Improving student retention 2018

12 Jun 2018, 09:30 - 16:30
This one-day conference will give delegates a full understanding of the policy landscape surrounding retention, as well as the knowledge you need to approach the challenge of student retention in your own institution.

 Our team

Nuzhat Fatima

Nuzhat Fatima

Events Assistant
Universities UK

Rachael Firth

Rachael Firth

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

Katie Ross

Katie Ross

Senior Events Officer
Universities UK

Holly Wildish-Jones

Holly Wildish-Jones

Marketing and Internal Communications Officer
Universities UK

 Blog

Five things the university funding review must do

19 February 2018
Today, the Prime Minister launched the government's review of post-18 education and funding in England. UUK's Deputy Director of Policy Julie Tam sets out five things the review must do.

Understanding student suicide

16 February 2018
John de Pury, UUK's policy lead on mental health, discusses the issue of student suicide, including suicide prevention and response.

Disappearing part-time and mature students: time for change

6 February 2018
Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales, discusses the importance of part-time and mature students and the future needs of employers. Universities UK is launching a new project to look at the matter.