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Today we are able to share our earliest news about the UHR Conference 2022. Our theme for UHR22 is ‘Everyone Onboard’. We really hope you and your team are able to join us for what we hope will the biggest and best UHR Conference yet.


Everyone Onboard

By the time of the next UHR Conference, which starts on 10 May 2022, we might know whether we have successfully steered a course for our universities through the choppiest of Covid waters. We’ve been through an unprecedented period of challenge and uncertainty, and from the higher education HR point of view this has certainly been a time of “all hands on deck”. Wherever our universities are sailing next, at UHR22 we need to make sure that our staff are together, aligned and focused on facing the future – that everyone is onboard. We’ll be looking at the huge shift in our working lives caused by the pandemic, culture change as a result of Covid, and the psychological contract with people that now have greater expectations of a more hybrid future. What new opportunities has the crisis brought us – to reassess relationships with trades unions, to rethink health and wellbeing, to take big steps forwards on equality and inclusion, or to be more effective and efficient post-Covid? What needs fixing – pay and pensions, toxic cultures, entitlement? As always, to take the temperature of HR in the sector, and to join in the vital conversations on every aspect of the HR remit in our universities, the UHR Conference is the place to be. It’s the HR anchor in ever-changing seas. Let’s get everyone onboard for UHR22.


In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing much more information, but for now…

  • Save the dates 10 to 12 May
  • With more than 2000 members of the UHR community able to join us for the 2021 conference, in 2022 we just have to repeat the online format that allows so many people to engage
  • So not only will the conference be virtual again in 2022 we’ll also have whole university Team Tickets once more giving you amazing value and allowing the entire team to join in and benefit from our combination of great speakers, workshops and legal expertise
  • Our workshop submissions entry process is now open and is being managed for us by our event partners Your Vision Events – contact them to find out how to participate as a session host.

We’ll be sure to let you know when booking is open in the New Year.

Previous UHR Annual Conferences

2021 - Virtual: Refreshing HR

2019 - Manchester

2018 - Bristol

2017 - Newcastle

2016 - Brighton

2015 - Leeds


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