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Nicola Dandridge

Nicola Dandridge
Universities UK
Former Chief Executive

Nicola was in post as Chief Executive of Universities UK from September 2009 until July 2017. She was previously Chief Executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, a higher education agency that works with the sector to promote equality for staff and students.

Before joining the Equality Challenge Unit, Nicola was a lawyer, qualified in both England and Scotland and working in private practice.

On 5 July Nicola was named as the first CEO of the new Office for Students.



USS Pensions Update

18 March 2018
UUK's Chief Executive, Alistair Jarvis, provides an update on USS Pensions.

Subject-level TEF – a done deal or the start of a consultation?

12 March 2018
Today saw a lot of media coverage and fanfare around a new 'degree course ranking' system. In reality, this was simply the launch of a long-awaited consultation on how to implement a subject-level version of the Teaching Excellence Framework.


Universities UK planning more talks with UCU to end pensions dispute

14 March 2018
Following the University and College Union’s (UCU) rejection of the proposals jointly agreed at ACAS this week, Universities UK is planning more, urgent talks with UCU to end the dispute.