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Paul Clark

Chief Executive
Higher Education Statistics Authority (Confirmed)

Paul Clark has been HESA's Chief Executive from May 2015. Paul has joined HESA from Universities UK, where he was Director of Policy. He was responsible for overseeing the full range of higher education policy development at UUK, coordinating priorities and shaping the future policy agenda on behalf of member institutions. Paul worked formerly as a manager in a number of institutions in the higher education sector and the public sector, including holding senior management positions at the University of Oxford. Paul was educated at the University of Oxford and holds an MBA from the University of London.

  • Making the most of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a consistent and defined subject-coding infrastructure
  • Transform the sector’s approach to student data collection and deliver more timely and relevant data through the HESA’s Data Futures
  • Providing the data on teaching quality and data futures to underpin Office for Students reforms
  • Outlining key findings from the Student Academic Experience Survey 2017
  • Improving value for money in HE, with the latest HEPI survey showing that 34% of students feel they are getting poor value from their courses
  • Understanding prospective students and enabling universities to adapt to their needs