James Ransom

James Ransom
Universities UK
Policy Researcher
James Ransom is a Policy Researcher who supports universities as they engage at the local, regional and national level to support innovation and economic growth.

His main areas of work are local growth, English devolution, European Structural and Investment Funds, and innovation within higher education.

Before joining us James previously worked for UNESCO in Vietnam and Association of Commonwealth Universities in London.

James has a degree in History from University College London and a masters in International Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden.

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UUK's Director of Policy looks at the need to go beyond the outdated and simplistic distinction between FE and HE.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.