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Dr Matthew Andrews


Matthew’s role encompasses Student Services, Human Resources, Academic Registry, governance, internationalisation, and regional engagement. Chevron icon


Matthew has an extensive university career including roles as Academic Registrar at Oxford Brookes University, and Director of the Graduate School and Director of Undergraduate Recruitment at Durham University.

In addition to institutional governance his current role encompasses Student Services, Human Resources, Academic Registry and the following areas: Academic Partnership Services, Academic Services, Chaplaincy, Equality and Diversity, Governance and Secretariat Services, Housing and Welfare, Registry Services, Student Advice and Guidance, Student Wellbeing, Unisport, and Your Future Plan (Student Employability). Matthew is also the strategic lead for internationalisation.

Matthew has an interest in the history of universities as well as the contemporary sector and is the author of ‘Universities in the Age of Reform, 1800 – 1870: Durham, London, and King’s College’.


  • DPhil: English Local History, University of Oxford
  • MSc: Social Research, University of Northumbria
  • MA: Seventeen Century Studies, University of Durham
  • BA: Philosophy and Theology, University of Durham

External responsibilities

Subject for media interview

UK higher education policy and practice.

Professional positions

  • AHUA South Group Convener and Executive Committee Member
  • AUA Consulting Reference Group Member
  • Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education and Diocese of Gloucester Education Trust Member
  • HESA Graduate Outcomes Steering Group Member
  • Jisc Audit and Risk Committee Member
  • Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management Editorial Board Member
  • Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education Editorial Board Chair
  • Strategic Enrolment Management Quarterly Editorial Board Member
  • Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Judge
  • TRAC Development Group Member.
  • Fellow of the Association of University Administrators
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.