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

Demonstrating value for money

21 April 2017
Professor Paul Layzell, Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London, highlights the need to explain the decisions that underpin the value of higher education.

Why universities have a crucial role to play in the industrial strategy

18 April 2017
Julie Tam, Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK, argues that universities in the UK have much to contribute to the industrial strategy, and to their local areas and regions.