Dr Andrew West

A higher education specialist with 25 years of unrivalled expertise spanning governance and professional services.

  • Former University Secretary at the University of Sheffield.
  • Eleven years’ experience leading student-related professional services.
  • In demand for advice and consultancy at a wide range of institutions in England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Dr West currently holds an appointment as Strategic Adviser to the Association of University Administrators (AUA) and is a Trustee of the Students’ Union of Liverpool Hope University.

As University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, Andrew provided key advice and support to the University’s Council and governance structure, working closely with the University Executive Board.

Before his appointment as University Secretary, Andrew led student-related professional services at the University of Sheffield for eleven years. He had a wide remit covering student recruitment and admissions, academic services including learning and teaching support, registry and student administration, careers and employability, and a broad range of student support and wellbeing services.

Dr West is a former Chair of AMOSSHE – The Student Services Organisation. Other previous appointments include membership of the Executive of IASAS – a global student services organisation; and the HE Advisory Panel for the Office of the Independent Adjudicator. Andrew’s work on student affairs features in professional publications and journals in the UK and overseas, including a forthcoming chapter in UNESCO’s guide to global best practice in HE student affairs.