Nicholas Edwards

Nicholas Edwards
Nicholas Edwards
Nicholas Edwards

Deputy Director of People

Email Address
Office Address

University Office, Regent Walk, Old Aberdeen AB24 3FX

Directorate of People


Nick is an alumni of the University‘s School of Law and qualified as a Solicitor in 2011, working in corporate Pensions and Employment law.

He re-joined the University as a staff member in 2013, leading on the development of the institution’s immigration compliance processes across the student population.

Since 2018, Nick has headed our Student Support Services and, in Autumn 2019, was appointed as acting Deputy Director of People - a position he was appointed to permanently in July 2022.

Nick chairs the Universities Addressing Gender Based Violence Strategy Group and co-chairs the Student Support & Experience Committee.

Externally, Nick is a member of the Law Society of Scotland and is the institutional lead member of AMOSSHE. Nick represents UHR in Scotland on the Scottish Government Core Leadership Group on Equally Safe in Colleges & Universities


  • LL.B Law 
    2007 - University of Aberdeen 
  • Dip. L.P. Diploma in Legal Practice 
    2008 - University of Aberdeen 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

Governor and Trustee, University of Aberdeen Court (Non-Academic Staff Elected Member) 

External Memberships

Enrolled Solicitor in Scotland. 

UHR Representative on the Scottish Government's Core Leadership Group, Equally Safe in Colleges & Universities. 

Lead member of AMOSSHE for the University of Aberdeen. 

Prizes and Awards

UoA Principal's Excellence Award winner for Leadership, 2022.