Universities: Adjusting to COVID-19 | IPT
Chair: Daniel Zeichner MP, Chair, Universities APPG
Speaker: Professor Nishan Canagarajah, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester
Speaker: Professor Christine Ennew OBE, Provost, University of Warwick
Virtual Event


Tuesday 14 July 2020


This is an online event

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Universities generate over £95bn a year for the UK economy and support nearly a million full-time jobs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector is facing challenging economic and social circumstances with face-to-face teaching limited, exams and qualifications impacted, and many prospective international students deterred. Cambridge University has announced that all lectures will be online-only until the summer of 2021. The role of Universities in sharing knowledge, skills and innovation both in the UK and abroad will be significant in the recovery from COVID-19, particularly through research and upskilling. While the global education market has changed, how can the we ensure universities are well positioned to maximise their contribution going forward.

This event will:

  • Examine the impact of COVID-19 uncertainties on UK and international student recruitment and universities workforce.
  • Consider what measures universities are taking to ensure continuation of tuition.
  • Discuss the economic implications for universities and their surrounding local economies.