25-26 November 2020

25-26 November 2020

This virtual event is a chance for the sector to celebrate UK higher education’s myriad of strengths and help universities to tell their story to the world at a period where the UK’s global reputation is in the middle of significant change.

At this year’s THE  Live we will be discussing the most pressing issues facing UK universities: Britain’s place in the global higher education system, the state of the UK HE market, financial challenges facing the sector and how to improve your workplace culture for staff and early-career researchers.




High-quality conversations and sessions meant that I came away from THE 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

UK universities ‘must be forced’ to improve diversity

Panel says sector’s progress on tackling inequality is ‘frustratingly slow’ and suggests funding link will be key to solving issue. UK universities must be forced into improving diversity because without extra impetus, the pace of change will continue to be too slow.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:33 am

Universities should not shy away from their economic purpose

Higher education is about more than giving graduates an earnings boost, but institutions should be able to detail such returns among evidence of their many contributions to society, argues Anna Vignoles.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:33 am

Racism in academia has major impact on BAME staff mental health

Providing mental health support that is appropriate and culturally sensitive is a first step in addressing the racism black, Asian and ethnic minority staff endure in academia, says Jason Arday.

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Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:43 am

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