Media Enquiries

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GuildHE is the representative body for smaller and specialist higher education institutions championing distinction and diversity in the sector across the UK. Our 60 members include universities, university colleges, further education colleges and specialist institutions, representing over 150,000 students. Member institutions include some major providers in professional subject areas including art, design and media, music and the performing arts; agriculture and food; education; business and law, theology, the built environment; health and sports.


GuildHE media spokespeople include: 

  • GuildHE Chair: Anthony McClaran, Vice Chancellor at St Mary’s University Twickenham. Previously the CEO of Australian HE regulator TEQSA plus UCAS and QAA in the UK
  • GuildHE CEO: Gordon McKenzie has been CEO since July 2015 having previously work in various government departments specialising on higher education (then link to his bio on the About us page)
  • GuildHE Deputy CEO: Dr Alex Bols has worked in higher education at a national level for over 25 years working for a range of organisations including NUS and Universities UK