Where do we go from here?

26 November 2020
THE Live 08:45 - 17:00 | THE Awards 17:00 - 18:00

Thank you to everyone who joined us online for THE Live UK 2020.

On 26 November we addressed enormous challenges for the UK higher education sector, and drew up a vision for UK higher education in 2021.

We explored the importance of accessibility to science, student mental health, international student mobility and how university admissions need to be improved. See all the top stories and highlights on Twitter via our hashtag #THElive and THE editorial coverage.

The event also saw the live reveal of the winners of #THEawards – see the full list of winners and read the THE article.


All sessions have been recorded and are available for delegates to watch on-demand via the virtual platform, as well as access to exclusive insights and resources, until the end of the year.

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If you are not yet registered, you can still do so to gain full access to the platform until 31 December 2020.

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High-quality conversations and sessions meant that I came away enthused with new ideas that I want to put into practice and talk to my colleagues about.

Charles Knight
Associate Director of Student Experience
Edge Hill University


Spectacular array of talent and knowledge at a well-run event that provided lots of opportunity to engage in meaningful and relevant discussions.

Callum Perry
Undergraduate Education Officer
University of East Anglia


THE Live provided an opportunity for officers and managers to network with vice-chancellors and senior leaders, and share best practice in the sector.

Hayley Cook
Corporate Communications Manager
Leeds Trinity University

Featured articles

‘Mismatch of expectations’ poisoning Covid campus relations, says v-c

Relations between students, staff and universities have been hampered by a “mismatch of expectations”, according to a sector leader. “Students and their parents felt they were promised one thing, and they ended up receiving something else,” says Edinburgh principal.

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Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:50 am

Jarvis: publish historic entry grades to make admissions fairer

Higher education institutions should publish details of the grades achieved by the students that they enrol, as well as their advertised entry requirements, in order to make admissions fairer, according to the chief executive of Universities UK.

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Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Alice Roberts: academics must engage with Covid vaccine sceptics

Academics must continue to engage with people who are sceptical about getting inoculated against Covid-19, according to a science communication expert who said it was “no good” for academia to simply produce a vaccine and say: “Here it is, everybody.”

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Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm

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