Davina Foord

Davina Foord
Universities UK
Former Policy Researcher

​Davina Foord is a Policy Researcher at Universities UK, with a specific focus on immigration issues affecting the recruitment and retention of non-EU students and staff at UK universities. Previous policy areas have including research, graduate employability, promoting universities' role in economic growth and health education and research.

​Prior to joining Universities UK, Davina has worked in various policy and parliamentary roles within the European and UK Parliaments, for an aviation lobbying coalition, Freedom to Fly and for a private tutorial college in London.

Davina read Social and Political Studies at the University of Sheffield and went on to complete a Masters in Law at the University of Leeds. ​

Blog

Does university knowledge exchange need a framework?

13 October 2017
Greg Wade, Programme Manager at UUK, questions the need for a Knowledge Exchange Framework.

The real casualty of the 2012 tuition fees shake-up? Mature and part-time learners

12 October 2017
Peter Horrocks, Vice-Chancellor of the Open University, argues that the real casualty of the 2012 higher education shake-up has gone largely unnoticed.