Vivienne Stern

higher and further education


Universities UK International | Europe

Vivienne Stern is a well-known name within the higher education sector. She is the director of Universities UK International (UUKi) which represents UK universities around the world and works to enable them to flourish internationally. It was recently announced that she would be taking over the reigns as chief executive officer of Universities UK from September this year.

The announcement was said to be “the best news this sector could receive in 2022”, Vivienne is described as “absolutely outstanding, passionate and so inspiring”.

Vivienne has over 20 years’ experience of working in higher education policy and politics at national and international level. Prior to her role in UUKi, Vivienne was Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, and led the sector’s response to several major pieces of legislation relating to universities.

Before that she worked for the Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, and as policy specialist working on topics including quality, student experience, innovation and university-business links.

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