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12.04.21 - 13.04.21
Online - Zoom

The HUBS Annual Meeting 2021 will focus on research, policy, inclusivity, and awarding gaps

The Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) will be holding their annual conference online over two days, 12-13 April 2021. This two-day virtual conference is an opportunity to hear from diverse and influential voices in higher education, and will include sessions on:
  • The national research picture
  • The changing policy landscape
  • Closing awarding gaps in the biosciences
  • BAME awarding gaps
  • COVID-19 impacts on awarding gaps
  • Creating an inclusive environment in the biosciences
Keynote speakers include Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser FRSB (UKRI) and Professor Julia Buckingham FRSB (Universities UK).

The meeting will also see the presentation of the 2021 HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year award.


A draft programme for this event is available to view on the dedicated conference website.


Staff of HUBS Member Institutions: Free
Non-members: £50

Joining instructions, with the Zoom Webinar ID and password, will be sent to all delegates on Friday 9th April by
If you have not received the email in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder.

To check if your university is a HUBS member, please visit the HUBS membership website or contact


For information about this event, including bookings and sponsorship enquiries please contact Matt Webb at

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and may be counted as 48 CPD credits.