Greg Wade

Greg Wade
Universities UK
Programme Manager

​Greg Wade is a programme manager at Universities UK leading on Innovation, growth, employability and skills. This work includes the Higher Education Innovation Fund, the economic impact of universities, English devolution and local growth, supply and demand for graduates and degree apprenticeships.

During his career at Universities UK Greg has led policy in areas such as leadership, management and governance, teaching and learning, teacher education and better regulation.

Before joining us Greg worked as a policy adviser in the predecessor to GuildHE, the Standing Conference of Principles leading on areas that included quality, estates, human resources and international issues.

Greg started his career as a quality assurance officer at the University of Surrey where for seven years he was involved in administering external examining reports, internal course validation and external accreditation as well as servicing numerous university and faculty committees and managing audit and quality assessment visits. Greg also supported the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) submission. Greg was an audit secretary for five institutional quality audit visits.

Blog

Universities, place and the industrial strategy

9 October 2017
James Ransom, Policy Researcher at Universities UK, highlights the role universities play in their local areas and outlines three ways in which this role can be strengthed.

How can universities better support local and regional businesses?

31 March 2017
Andrew Buckley, Chief Executive at RTC North, highlights how much universities have to offer local businesses and how the higher education sector can help address critical skills challenges.