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.
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.
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.
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.”