Nicola Dandridge

Chief Executive of the Office for Students

Nicola Dandridge was appointed as the first chief executive of the Office for Students in 2017, taking up her role in September 2017. The Office for Students is the new public body which will regulate the higher education sector on behalf of students. It will be fully operational in April 2018. 

Prior to joining the Office for Students, Nicola was chief executive of Universities UK, the representative organisation for the UK’s universities. Before that she was chief executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, the higher education agency which promotes equality and diversity for staff and students. Nicola started her career as a qualified lawyer working in private practice.

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