Andy Howells

Assistant Director, External Affairs @ Universities UK International

Andy started his career working in change communications for local and central government. For the last 10 years, Andy has worked in the higher education sector, including seven years in senior marketing, student recruitment and alumni relations roles at the University of Southampton.

He won a CASE Circle of Excellence award for an alumni engagement campaign he led at Southampton in the summer of 2019, before joining Universities UK International (UUKi) as Assistant Director for External Affairs. Andy leads UUKi’s external communications, events and member and partner engagement across the sector. Andy is a #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme judge and sits on the British Council’s Alumni Advisory Board.

Universities UK International drives the delivery of the UK higher education sector’s international agenda, to ensure UK higher education is the international partner of choice. It enhances the competitiveness of the sector by shaping national and international policy; identifying and providing opportunities; and delivering programmes and research-based policy analysis. It works through partnerships to add value, and protects and promotes the UK HE brand through its communications.

Universities UK International is the only body to represent all UK higher education institutions internationally, and is charged with initiating and delivering activities to support and develop the breadth and depth of the UK HE sector’s international activities.