Vivienne is the Director of Universities UK International (UUKi) which represents UK universities around the world and works to enable them to flourish internationally.

Prior to her role in UUKi, Vivienne was Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK. In this role she led the sector’s response to several major pieces of legislation relating to universities, including the Higher Education Act 2004. She previously worked in the UK Parliament for the Chair of the Education and Skills Select Committee, and as a higher education policy specialist working on topics including quality, student experience, innovation and university-business links.

She is a Director of Universities UK; a member of the Board of the UK India Research and Innovation Initiative and the Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education Fund; she is a member of the British Council’s Education Advisory Group and a number of other Boards and Committees.

She is a graduate in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.​


11:30 - 12:45
17th Jun 2019
Main Auditorium

New Horizons: Prosperity & Resilience in Research Management

Our speakers will present perspectives on the importance of prosperity and resilience within the Higher Education sector. Our community is operating in a very changeable environment: our involvement in future European framework programmes is uncertain; new partnerships are being forged across the globe; financial difficulties and the pressure to perform in assessments and league tables

Theme: Plenary Session
Level: Open to all
Speakers:David Sweeney, Prof Emma Flynn, Vivienne Stern
Time: 11:30 - 12:45
Date: 17th Jun 2019
Room: Main Auditorium