Julie Tam

Julie Tam
Universities UK
Deputy Director of Policy

​Julie is Deputy Director of Policy, and leads the team of analysts who work within the policy group at Universities UK, who develop the evidence base underpinning our policy positions.  She has  responsibility for managing the funding and sustainability programme of work. This covers our policy positions that impact on funding for universities, including teaching, research, and innovation funding, and the undergraduate and postgraduate system of loans. This programme also includes improving the visibility and transparency of financial management in universities, and examining the financial health of the sector.

Julie joined us as Head of Analysis in 2012. Prior to joining Universities UK she was Deputy Head of Policy at the Russell Group.  She has worked as an economic adviser in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, an Economist at HM Treasury, and as a Senior Consultant at SQW.

She studied economics to postgraduate level, has a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Commerce, first class honours, degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.   

Blog

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Funding for adult learners will boost the UK's economic recovery

30 September 2020
UUK's Julie Tam takes a look at the prime minister's announcement of a lifetime skills allowance, and what it means for the economy, society, and individuals.

The grades u-turn caused a ripple effect throughout education – it could be catastrophic for unis

25 August 2020
From over-stretched finances to lack of space and facilities, universities are facing a perfect storm of problems.