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Alex Bols

Alex is Deputy Chief Executive at GuildHE and doing his Doctor of Education at UCL’s Institute of Education. He observes the QAA and Advance HE Boards and sits on the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment and UUKi International Strategic Advisory Board.
Institution
GuildHE
Job Title
Deputy Chief Executive

Dr Alex Bols is Deputy Chief Executive of GuildHE, which represents 58 universities and colleges. He leads GuildHE’s policy on a number of areas including quality assurance, international and immigration, teacher education and he sits on various sector-wide groups including as a member of UK-wide Standing Committee on Quality Assessment, HEFCW’s Quality Assessment Committee and observing the AdvanceHE Board. 

He is on the Board at Writtle University College having recently finished eight years on the Board at University College of Osteopathy (including three years as Board Vice Chair). He recently completed his Doctor of Education on effective student representation at UCL’s Institute of Education. He was previously Executive Director of the 1994 Group and Head of Higher Education and Assistant Director (Research) at NUS.

Alex is an experienced school governor. He is a member of the Governing Body of a Federation of two secondary schools, two primary schools and a Teaching School Alliance, and chairs one of the secondary schools. He has previously chaired the governing bodies at two primary schools and been on the governing body of another secondary school and a special school for children with autism.

He observes the QAA and AdvanceHE Boards and sits on the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment and UUKi International Strategic Advisory Board.

Alex is a Board member at the University College of Osteopathy and is studying for his Doctor of Education at UCL’s Institute of Education. He has recently been appointed to HEFCW’s Quality Assessment Committee. 

He was previously Executive Director of the 1994 Group, Head of Higher Education and Assistant Director (Research) at NUS and Secretary General of the European Students’ Union.