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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.

Blog

Government’s industrial strategy – a good opportunity for universities

27 November 2017
Universities UK's Julie Tam looks at the UK government's new industrial strategy and highlights a number of opportunities for universities.

Freedom of speech and the Office for Students

16 November 2017
UUK's William Hammonds discusses proposals on freedom of speech in the OfS consultation and the implications for universities.

News

Boards give green light for the new single sector agency

15 December 2017
The Boards of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) have formally and unanimously resolved to merge.

National health and social care workforce strategy

14 December 2017
Universities UK has responded to the publication of Health Education England's draft national workforce strategy Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027.