Dr Amanda Wilcox

As University Secretary, Dr Amanda Wilcox leads the University’s corporate governance, quality assurance, academic registry and business administration, as well as student administration and support services. Amanda has responsibility for the student journey, student opportunities and experience in addition to equality, diversity and inclusion which are essential pillars of York St John's commitment to Social Justice. 

Amanda joined York St John in 2018 with extensive experience in a wide variety of roles in institutions and sector bodies (including HEFCE, OfS and QAA). She has a background in academia, with a PhD in parasitology and immunology. After some time as a postdoctoral researcher, she began working in the FE sector where she spent 8 years, ultimately as Director of Higher Education for an FE college. She then moved into HE, with managerial positions including academic registrar at the University of Hull and strategic advisor for the Pro Vice Chancellors. Most recently, Amanda worked for the Office for Students (formerly Higher Education Funding Council) as Head of Student Engagement / Regional Consultant: North East, Yorkshire and the Humber.

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