GuildHE, formerly the Standing Conference of Principals (SCOP), is a British membership organisation representing the heads of higher education institutions – from some of the most recently designated universities and university colleges, specialist colleges and other bodies providing higher education programmes. The chair is Professor Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor of The University of Winchester.

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Formation1967 (1967)
TypeRepresentative body for Higher Education
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Key people
Joy Carter (Chair)
Gordon McKenzie (CEO)

GuildHE is one of the two formal representative bodies for higher education in the UK. It is a company limited by guarantee and a charity. It was founded in the late 1970s as the Standing Conference of Principals, registered as a company in 1992 and was renamed as GuildHE in 2006.


Full Members[1]

Associate Members


  1. ^ "Members l GuildHE". Retrieved 27 September 2015.

External linksEdit

  • Official Website
  • List of members from official website