Universities Week

Universities Week 2012 has taken place across the UK showcasing the higher education sector and celebrating the role that universities are playing in the London Olympic and Paralympic Games and the sports industry as a whole. The week was led by Universities UK (UUK) and British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) and culminated in the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships, which was held in the Olympic Stadium as a part of the London Prepares series.

Beth Tweddle, Olympic Gymnast – Liverpool John Moores University graduate  

Universities Week recognises, and celebrates, the contribution that our universities make (and have always made) to the Olympic movement and to the UK. Universities underpin the future growth and success of the UK. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are a great way to showcase and demonstrate how the expertise and talent found in our universities make important contributions to our communities, benefitting everyone – not just students and graduates.

Leon Taylor, BBC Commentator – Sheffield Hallam University graduate

Interesting  in being involved?

If you’re interested in getting involved, there’s lots of information on the Universities Week website or contact your university to see what events are planned for the week.  You can also contact the Universities Week team if you have any questions, please email or telephone 0207 419 5483.


John Inverdale, BBC Commentator

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