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Dr Matthew Andrews


Matthew’s role encompasses Student Services, Human Resources, Academic Registry, Academic Partnerships, Sustainability, and Communications, Marketing, and Student Recruitment. He is also Secretary to Council and the institutional lead for internationalisation and equity, diversity, and inclusion.


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 Human Resources, Academic Registry, Academic Partnership Services, Students Services (including Chaplaincy, Housing and Welfare, Student Advice and Guidance, Student Wellbeing, Unisport, and Your Future Plan) and Communications, Marketing, and Student Recruitment, and Sustainability. Matthew is also the strategic lead for internationalisation and a member of the University Executive.

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


More publications from Dr Matthew Andrews can be found in the Research Repository.

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
  • Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education Editorial Board Chair
  • Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Judge.
  • Fellow of the Association of University Administrators
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.