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

Understanding student suicide

16 February 2018
John de Pury, UUK's policy lead on mental health, discusses the issue of student suicide, including suicide prevention and response.

Disappearing part-time and mature students: time for change

6 February 2018
Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales, discusses the importance of part-time and mature students and the future needs of employers. Universities UK is launching a new project to look at the matter.