Nik Miller

Nik Miller


+44 (0)7717 727 068

My expertise is in corporate and government engagement, and alumni relations, not just fundraising - where my energy has been mainly focused on securing finance from business and industry.

These diverse elements all begin to make perfect sense when you set them in the context of my passion, which is for universities and charities to connect more effectively with the wider world - to change the world for the better.

Hence my interest in the power of universities to increase social mobility and my wide experience in fundraising for bursaries, scholarships and access programmes.

There is often a gap between our assumptions about how to effectively engage those outside the organisation, and the evidence that we can uncover through data, smart questions, and by taking more time to listen.

Some I've worked with recently

  • Coventry City of Culture 2021
  • Farms for City Children
  • Higher Education Policy Institute
  • Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
  • NZUK Link Foundation
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Rory & Elizabeth Brooks Foundation
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • Wadham College, Oxford
  • York St John University

Years of fundraising experience: 14


  • Corporate fundraising and engagement
  • Outcome-driven alumni relations
  • Metrics and analytics
  • Fundraising for, and design of scholarship/bursary programmes
  • Education policy and government relations
  • Social mobility

Before More

  • English Literature (1st), University of York
  • MBA (Distinction), Institute of Education, University of London (IoE)
  • Full scholarship recipient on the Accelerated Development Programme, Cranfield School of Management
  • Programme Manager, University of Warwick
  • Head of Alumni Engagement and Corporate Relations, University of York
  • Founding Partner, The Bridge Group

Outside More

  • Outside of my work with More I am Director of The Bridge Group, an independent policy association based in Westminster that researches and promotes social mobility. The group is mainly supported by corporate donations, including from Google and KPMG, and I have led large research teams to undertake various commissions, including from the Cabinet Office and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Otherwise, I can be found playing sport, usually volleyball or football – or playing guitar and piano in a local band.