Case studies and resources

These case studies were produced in the spring and summer of 2020. They demonstrate some of the ways universities, colleges and others supported the needs of their students during the coronavirus pandemic.

The case studies were developed at pace and at time of publication had not  been evaluated for effectiveness. Their inclusion was not intended to stipulate particular approaches or endorse the actions of specific institutions. They were offered in the spirit of sharing practice that others might find useful and applicable to their own contexts.

Many of these case studies were included in our coronavirus briefing notes. We also published a list of resources and further information for each topic.

Some of this information is likely now to be out of date.


Student accommodation case studies

How universities, colleges and others are supporting the accommodation needs of their students during the outbreak.


Student mental health case studies

Ideas and practices that universities and colleges have put in place to deliver mental health support to students during the outbreak.


Students without family support over the winter break

Ideas and practices that universities and colleges have put in place to respond quickly to the needs of students without parental or wider family support during this time.


Students without family support case studies

Ideas and practices that universities and colleges have put in place to respond quickly to the needs of students without parental support during this time.


International students case studies

How universities and colleges are supporting international students during the pandemic.


Information, advice and guidance case studies

Ways universities, colleges and others are responding to the challenges of delivering high-quality information, advice and guidance to prospective students.


Postgraduate research students case studies

Practical ways universities, colleges, research organisations, higher education sector bodies and research funders have been supporting postgraduate research students.


Graduate students: Getting into employment case studies

How universities, colleges and employers are working with students to help them on their journey into employment.


Disabled students case studies

Ideas and practices that universities and colleges have put in place to respond quickly to the needs of disabled students during this time.


LGBT+ students case studies

How universities and colleges are supporting LGBT+ students during the pandemic.


Black, Asian and minority ethnic students case studies

Ways that universities and colleges are supporting black, Asian and minority ethnic students during the pandemic.


Higher education outreach case studies

How universities, colleges, Uni Connect partnerships and others are responding to the challenges of delivering outreach activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 15 May 2020
Last updated 17 July 2020
17 July 2020
Higher education outreach case studies published
10 July 2020
Black, Asian and minority ethnic case studies published
03 July 2020
Disabled students and LGBT+ students case studies published
26 June 2020
Graduate students: Getting into employment case studies published
19 June 2020
Postgraduate research students case studies added
12 June 2020
Case studies on providing information, advice and guidance for prospective students published
29 May 2020
Case studies on international students published
22 May 2020
Case studies on students without family support published

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