Julie Tam

Julie Tam
Universities UK
Assistant Director of Policy

​Julie is Assistant Director of Policy, and leads the team of analysts who work within the policy group at Universities UK, who develop the evidence base underpinning our policy positions.  She has  responsibility for managing the funding and sustainability programme of work. This covers our policy positions that impact on funding for universities, including teaching, research, and innovation funding, and the undergraduate and postgraduate system of loans. This programme also includes improving the visibility and transparency of financial management in universities, and examining the financial health of the sector.

Julie joined us as head of analysis in 2012. Prior to joining Universities UK she was Deputy Head of Policy at the Russell Group.  She has worked as an economic adviser in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, an Economist at HM Treasury, and as a Senior Consultant at SQW.

She studied economics to postgraduate level, has a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Commerce, first class honours, degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.   

Blog

'Tuition fees hike' or inflationary catch-up?

26 April 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at UUK, explains that, under new plans, there will be no wholesale hike in tutition fees in England.

What the British public really think about international students

13 April 2017
Karmjit Kaur, Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, discusses the British public's perception of international students as an asset to the UK, and explains why international students should not be included in a net migration target.