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Chris Hale

Director of Policy
Universities UK (Confirmed)

As Director of Policy, Chris Hale is responsible for the development and management of Universities UK's policy work, produced by a largely in-house team of programme managers, economists and analysts. Before being appointed Director in 2015, Chris was Assistant Director of Policy at Universities UK and led on a number of areas of work including efficiency and effectiveness and the regulation of higher education. Chris has significant expertise in research policy, working as a policy adviser on this issue for Universities UK for a number of years. Prior to working at Universities UK, Chris worked at the General Medical Council and holds a degree from the University of Sussex and MSc from University College London.

  • Outlining latest TEF timescales & deadlines for implementation: changes for Year 3
  • Preparing for a move towards subject-level TEF and mandatory registration
  • Understanding the role of regulatory bodies in TEF
  • Increasing the emphasis on improving transparency & informing prospective student choice
  • Student and students’ union involvement & engagement in provider responses
  • Exploring the relationship between performance, fees & income