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

Government’s industrial strategy – a good opportunity for universities

27 November 2017
Universities UK's Julie Tam looks at the UK government's new industrial strategy and highlights a number of opportunities for universities.

Freedom of speech and the Office for Students

16 November 2017
UUK's William Hammonds discusses proposals on freedom of speech in the OfS consultation and the implications for universities.