Greg Wade

Greg Wade
Universities UK
Policy Manager

​Greg Wade is a policy manager at Universities UK leading on Innovation, growth, employability and skills. This work includes the Higher Education Innovation Fund, the economic impact of universities, English devolution and local growth, supply and demand for graduates and degree apprenticeships.

During his career at Universities UK Greg has led policy in areas such as leadership, management and governance, teaching and learning, teacher education and better regulation.

Before joining us Greg worked as a policy adviser in the predecessor to GuildHE, the Standing Conference of Principles leading on areas that included quality, estates, human resources and international issues.

Greg started his career as a quality assurance officer at the University of Surrey where for seven years he was involved in administering external examining reports, internal course validation and external accreditation as well as servicing numerous university and faculty committees and managing audit and quality assessment visits. Greg also supported the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) submission. Greg was an audit secretary for five institutional quality audit visits.

Blog

Graduates in demand, but skills must match up with jobs

7 November 2018
With regular debates about the value of degrees and whether graduates have the right skills, Greg Wade considers the evidence from employers on graduate recruitment and their actual skills needs.

Challenging the higher Vs further education false divide

8 October 2018
UUK's Director of Policy looks at the need to go beyond the outdated and simplistic distinction between FE and HE. A new piece of research commissioned by Universities UK reinforces this message.