GuildHE is a recognised representative body for UK higher education and the voice of 60 smaller and specialist universities, championing distinction and diversity in the sector

GuildHE’s 60 members include universities, university colleges, further education colleges and specialist institutions, representing over 150,000 students

GuildHE’s influential series of regulation briefings explores the elements of regulation and provides key insights and recommendations

Distinction and Diversity in Higher Education
Effective skills policy: a GuildHE manifesto for change

Effective skills policy: a GuildHE manifesto for change

Tackling the UK skills shortage and productivity problem is key to unlocking economic growth. Universities and colleges play a central role in delivering high level skills essential for upskilling and reskilling the workforce for the future, but the system needs...

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Higher education funding: a brief history

Higher education funding: a brief history

Part two - a brief history of funding In the second of three blogs on 'Higher Education funding: are there any sustainable options?' by GuildHE's Chief Finance Officer Mark Taylor, we explore the impact of higher education funding models over the last 30 years, from...

Higher education funding: are there any sustainable options?

Higher education funding: are there any sustainable options?

Part one - the current context In this first of three blogs by GuildHE's Chief Finance Officer Mark Taylor, we look at the current financial position of higher education institutions in the light of the continued freeze in the regulated fee, recent material changes in...

Advanced British Standard (ABS): the GuildHE view

Advanced British Standard (ABS): the GuildHE view

The British government is proposing a new qualification for 16-19 year olds called the Advanced British Standard (ABS). It combines academic and technical options, with students taking five subjects over two years (in the academic pathway) which include some core...

GuildHE is a recognised representative body and official voice for UK higher education, especially for university and colleges with a tradition of learning, research and innovation in industries and professions. GuildHE promotes and maintains a distinctive, diverse and inclusive higher education sector.

GuildHE works with

Members

Interacting through high quality political intelligence and briefing; direct support; and through networks that allow members and their staff to share and gain from each other’s experience and to shape and influence national policy positions.

Students

Interacting through consultation and joint work with members, their students, students’ unions and NUS to celebrate and promote student engagement in institutions.

Higher Education Sector

Interacting through governance, co-ownership, and co- regulation.  GuildHE nominates member Vice Chancellors and Principals to the governing bodies of the QAA, HESA, AdvanceHE, the OIA, JISC, the Higher Education Careers Services Unit and UCEA.

Government

Interacting through lobbying, research and policy influence; by developing collective policy positions in response to consultations; and through co-regulation and sector reform.

Member Institutions

Years representing Higher Education Institutions

Members include universities, university colleges, further education colleges and specialist institutions from both the publicly funded and private sectors. We provide: 

 

  • Timely access to advice and relevant material, including reports, research, and publications.
  • Opportunities to engage with related sectors and communities.
  • Access to data analysis and reviewed information.
  • Network events to meet and provide input into key policy discussions and consultations.
  • Advice to Government and official groups on issues around UK higher education.

Our Team

Gordon McKenzie

Gordon McKenzie

CEO

Dr Alex Bols

Dr Alex Bols

Deputy CEO

Dr Kate Wicklow

Dr Kate Wicklow

Policy Director

Rachel Persad

Rachel Persad

Policy Manager (Research and Innovation)

Angellique Woolery

Angellique Woolery

Operations Manager

Tara McNicholas

Tara McNicholas

Senior Communications Officer

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Chief Finance Officer

Dana Gamble

Dana Gamble

Policy Manager (Places and Knowledge Exchange)

Qasim Younis

Qasim Younis

Public Affairs Officer

Ellen Graves

Ellen Graves

Policy Officer

Fatemah Khan

Fatemah Khan

Team Assistant

Feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

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