Dan Hurley is a Programme Manager within the Policy Group, and is responsible for the delivery of two Universities UK's programmes of activity.
The first is internationalisation, which involves having oversight of the current state of the UK higher education sector internationally, and working both with UK government officials to secure a favourable domestic policy environment for universities, and collaborating with colleagues in Universities UK International to help our universities extend their global connections and influence. Dan also has oversight of our research into higher education policy developments abroad, and understanding how best practice identified overseas can be used to inform the development of higher education policy at home.
Secondly he manages Universities UK's programme on professional education, with a specific focus on English universities' contribution to training and educating the teachers our school system needs, and the social workers of the future. Dan also coordinates the Teacher Education Advisory Group, a UUK-GuildHE group for university vice chancellors to discuss timely, strategic responses to the latest developments within the teacher education policy landscape.