Public engagement is at the heart of the plans and Universities Week has teamed up with the Natural History Museum in 2014.
In addition to the Natural History Museum event, universities have been encouraged to organise events at a local level too, with both sets of activities being underpinned by a campaign in the national, regional media and social media.
The theme for Universities Week 2014 is the everyday impact of university research, which will sit under the banner ‘Ideas for life’.
The website is now live for the event at www.universitiesweek.org.uk
You can also find out more via Twitter @Uni_Week.