‘Universities week’ 14-20 June 2010
The countdown is on to the first ever ‘Universities week’ 14-20 June. The campaign, an initiative of Universities UK is a national pilot campaign to highlight the essential role of universities in the UK and their impact on the economy, culture, society, the environment and much more. For the first time UUK has brought all of the country’s higher education achievements under one single banner, to highlight what universities have to offer on a local and national level. The campaign already has the support of over 100 universities and organisations, through a variety of events taking place across the UK.
The ‘What’s the big idea?’ website http://www.universitiesweek.org.uk hosts numerous interesting, interactive and informational snippets highlighting not only the work of universities, but also the ideas, research and interesting inventions emanating from campus. Join the facebook group to keep updated http://www.facebook.com/ukuniversities and forward on to friends, family and work colleagues. There has never been a more important time to support higher education.