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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

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.

News

Students need better information about tuition fees and student loans – new survey

20 June 2018
Students need clearer and more accurate information about tuition fees and student loan repayments to help them decide whether to apply for a university course, according to a new survey of students.

Need for urgent clarity on status of EU students

14 June 2018
The UK could see a drop in EU students unless there is urgent clarity about the fee status of EU students starting courses next year (2019-20).