Nicky Old

Nicky Old
Universities UK
Director, Communications and External Relations
​Nicky Old is Director – Communications and External Relations leading the in-house communications and external relations team which covers UUK’s media, government and political affairs, social media, digital and campaigning activities.

Before joining Universities UK, Nicky was Chief of Staff for the CEO and Head of Corporate Communications for the Education Funding Agency, part of the Department for Education. She also led on public affairs for the Building Schools for the Future programme. Before working in government, Nicky was a Head of Press and Information for the University of Oxford. She originally trained and worked as a print journalist.

Blog

Grade inflation and academic standards – the minister’s challenge to the sector

8 September 2017
UUK's Will Hammonds assesses the challenge set by the universities minister this week in relation to maintaining public confidence in academic standards and the value of a university education.

Hyperbole and illegal cartels – the latest attack on the university sector

5 September 2017
UUK's Director of Policy, Chris Hale, stresses the importance of using language carefully and responsibly when discussing key issues for the higher education sector.