About PHES


Professional HE Services (PHES) is an umbrella company for membership organisations in Higher Education. Currently PHES is the corporate “parent” of four Special Interest Organisations (SIOs); the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE), the British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG), the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and Universities Human Resources (UHR) .

PHES is managed by an Executive Board supported by a Managing Director:

  • Gill Ball 
  • Melvyn Keen
  • Dominic Fryer (Managing Director)

The Directors delegate responsibility for day-to-day management of the associations to the most senior member of staff working on behalf of that association. 


  • To provide a legal and governance framework for the SIOs.
  • To be the pre-eminent source for information, advice and comment on matters of operation, administration of, and policy affecting specialist professional services.
  • To be the recognised channel for the provision, dissemination and analysis of information and comment to external agencies, the Members and the Associate Members concerning best practice in the operation and administration of, and policy affecting the specialist professional services of such agencies, Members and Associate Members.
  • To promote high standards and best practice operation, administration of, and policy affecting, professional services in higher education in the United Kingdom to provide appropriate opportunities for members of the SIOs to meet the needs of the higher education sector.
  • To work in partnership with related organisations to provide forums for discussion, consultation and exchange, both nationally and regionally.
  • To assist by any other means the Members and Associate Members in carrying on their businesses.


The membership of PHES is made up of higher education institutions and there are two levels of membership - Full Members and Associate Members. If your institution wishes to become a member of PHES, then please email dominic@phes.ac.uk to request a form.

If you are an Associate Member and wish to convert to a Full Member, please download this form (you will need to login with your BUFDG website username and password). You can also download the PHES articles of association.

To view a list of the member institutions, click on the drop down lists below:

Full Members (correct at 31st March 2017)

Abertay University
Aberystwyth University
Anglia Ruskin University
Arts University Bournemouth
Bangor University
Bath Spa University
Birkbeck, University of London
Bishop Grosseteste University
Bournemouth University
BPP University
Brunel University London
Buckinghamshire New University
Canterbury Christ Church University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University
Central School of Speech and Drama
City University
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama
Courtauld Institute of Art
Coventry University
Cranfield University
De Montfort University
Durham University
Edge Hill University
Edinburgh Napier University
Glasgow School of Art
Glyndwr University
Goldsmiths, University of London
Heriot-Watt University
Heythrop College
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Institute of Cancer Research
Keele University
King's College London
Kingston University
Lancaster University
Leeds Beckett University
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
London Metropolitan University
London School of Economics & Political Science
London South Bank University
Loughborough University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
Newman University
Northumbria University
Norwich University of the Arts
Nottingham Trent University
Oxford Brookes University
Plymouth University
Queen Margaret University
Queen Mary, University of London
Regent's University London
Royal Academy of Music
Royal College of Music
Royal Holloway University of London
Royal Northern College of Music
School of Oriental & African Studies
Scotland's Rural College
Sheffield Hallam University
Southampton Solent University
St George's University of London
Staffordshire University
Teesside University
The Open University
Ulster University
University College London
University for the Creative Arts
University of Aberdeen
University of Birmingham
University of Bolton
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Buckingham
University of Cambridge
University of Chichester
University of Cumbria
University of Derby
University of Dundee
University of East Anglia
University of East London
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Gloucestershire
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull
University of Kent
University of Leeds
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln
University of London
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading
University of Roehampton
University of Salford
University of Sheffield
University of St. Andrews
University of St. Mark & St. John
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
University of Surrey
University of Sussex
University of the Arts London
University of the Highlands and Islands
University of the West of England
University of the West of Scotland
University of Wales, Trinity St David
University of Warwick
University of West London
University of Westminster
University of Winchester
University of Wolverhampton
University of Worcester
University of York
Writtle University College
York St John University

Associate Members (correct at 31st March 2017)

Arden University
Aston University
Birmingham City University
British School of Osteopathy
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
Dublin City University
Falmouth University
Glasgow Caledonian University
GSM London
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Harper Adams University
Hereford College of Arts
Kaplan International Colleges
Leeds College of Art
Leeds College of Music
Leeds Trinity University
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
London Business School
London Institute of Banking & Finance
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
National Film and Television School
Pearson PLC
Queen's University Belfast
Richmond, the American International University in London
Robert Gordon University
Rose Bruford College
Royal Agricultural University
Royal College of Art
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Veterinary College
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Sotheby's Institute of Art
St Mary's University College, Belfast
St Mary's University, Twickenham
Swansea University
Trinity College Dublin
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University College Birmingham
University of Bath
University of Bedfordshire
University of Central Lancashire
University of Chester
University of Glamorgan
University of Glasgow
University of Greenwich
University of Hertfordshire
University of Law
University of Liverpool
University of Northampton
University of South Wales
University of Southampton
University of Suffolk

Legal and Governance Documents

Member institutions can download the articles of association for the company, the terms of reference of the associations and read the PHES Board Meeting minutes.

Members should log into their relevant site using the links below:





Professional HE Services Ltd is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England. Company no. 8080702 Registered Address: 3 Holywell Drive, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU

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