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Alistair Jarvis

Alistair Jarvis
Universities UK
Chief Executive

Alistair Jarvis was appointed Chief Executive of Universities UK on 7 August 2017.

Before taking up his current role, he was Deputy Chief Executive, and prior to that Director of Communications and External Relations at Universities UK. Before joining UUK in 2013 he was a Director at the University of Birmingham and has previously held communications, campaigning and political relations roles for national or​ganisations in both the public and private sectors.

He has also previously held voluntary roles as Deputy Chair of the board of Wonkhe, a higher education policy media company; a member of the judging panel for the Guardian University Awards; and is a fellow of the RSA.

He was educated at the Universities of Kent, Leicester and the Institute of Education, University of London​.

 Recent media



ITV Good Morning Britain - Alistair Jarvis as part of an item ‘Is it worth going to university?’ - 9 Aug 2017 - from 2.16 mins.

CASE Europe Annual Conference - Alistair Jarvis Is there a crisis of confidence in our universities? (29 August 2017)

News

Chief Executive-designate appointed to lead new HE sector agency

11 September 2017
Alison Johns has been appointed the Chief Executive-designate for a new higher education sector agency. The new agency will be formed in 2018.

Janet Beer

UUK President Annual Conference speech: we must stand up and make the case for why universities matter

7 September 2017
The new President of Universities UK (UUK) has said that the sector must do more to engage and to explain the role of universities and 'fight back against negative and inaccurate commentary', if it is to win back the public’s trust.