Davina Foord

Davina Foord
Universities UK
Former Policy Researcher

​Davina Foord is a Policy Researcher at Universities UK, with a specific focus on immigration issues affecting the recruitment and retention of non-EU students and staff at UK universities. Previous policy areas have including research, graduate employability, promoting universities' role in economic growth and health education and research.

​Prior to joining Universities UK, Davina has worked in various policy and parliamentary roles within the European and UK Parliaments, for an aviation lobbying coalition, Freedom to Fly and for a private tutorial college in London.

Davina read Social and Political Studies at the University of Sheffield and went on to complete a Masters in Law at the University of Leeds. ​

Blog

Have we "miseducated a generation" about student finance?

20 June 2018
A survey of students by Universities UK and the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON) reveals that many students are not aware that student loans differ to conventional 'debt'.

Tackling ethnicity attainment gaps – we want to hear from you

6 June 2018
Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS, discusses the launch of a major drive by UUK and the NUS to improve the attainment and university experience of black and minority ethnic students across the UK.