Jessica Pugh

Jessica Pugh
Universities UK
Head of Finance
​ Jessica Pugh is responsible for the finance function at Universities UK, covering both the business-facing side of finance (budgeting, management reporting, business partnering) and the back-office function (statutory compliance, including tax, payroll, pensions, sales and purchases).
 
Jessica is an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualified accountant and not-for-profit specialist. She has worked in charity finance functions for 13 years, trained as an accountant with a not-for-profit specialised audit firm, and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting qualification. 

She studied mathematics at the University of Sheffield.

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.