Ms Trudie McGuinness

Director of Strategy, Planning & Operations

Trudie McGuinness

As Director of Strategy, Planning & Operations, Trudie is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient running of the Universitas 21 Secretariat for the benefit of all members and to support the advancement of the network.  She works to ensure that every member enjoys the maximum benefit from their membership and takes advantage of all U21 opportunities that support and strengthen their own International Strategy. 

Trudie has worked in education for nearly twenty years, undertaking senior roles within the higher and further education sectors. She has led domestic and international staff teams and has a passion for student support services, especially in the area of student mental health, on which she now works with U21’s Health Sciences Group. 

Outside of work, Trudie is passionate about politics, with which she has been engaged for many years at both regional and national level. She loves to read, walk, swim, run, travel and fundraise for charity.  

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