Ms Vivienne Stern is the Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit which represents the UK higher education sector internationally. The Unit works to support the UK higher education sector’s international activities, and to promote its distinctive strengths overseas.
Prior to her role in the Unit, Vivienne was Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK where she was responsible for developing and implementing the political strategy for the membership body representing 134 UK Universities. She previously worked in the UK Parliament for the Chair of the Education and Skills Select Committee, and as a Policy Advisor for Universities UK, specialising in quality, student experience, innovation and university-business links. She is a graduate in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.
Vivienne spoke during the Congress Dinner.