About Us

Founded in 2011, Wonkhe (pronounced wonky) is the home of higher education wonks: those who work in and around universities and anyone interested and engaged in higher education policy, people and politics.

Our mission is to improve policymaking in higher education and provide a platform for the new or previously unheard voices and perspectives in the sector.

Wonkhe is not partisan and not aligned to any particular policies, politics or interests. Wonkhe does not have its own editorial view – our voice is represented only through our many different contributors and their diverse ideas and perspectives.

Our articles bring together leading debate, analysis and commentary across a range of themes. Our jobs board provide the community with the latest positions in the sector. Our events bring the sector together to explore higher education themes and drive professional development in HE.

Wonkhe depends on contributions from across higher education – if you would like to write for us, please get in touch to pitch an article.

About the organisation

Wonkhe Ltd. is a company registered in England and Wales with company number: 08784934. Wonkhe Ltd. publishes this website and associated social media channels.

The organisation is led by Wonkhe’s founder and Director Mark Leach who also acts as editor in chief of the website. Mark leads a small team – find out about them here.

An Advisory Board leads the organisation and meets three times a year to shape its direction and strategy.

An Editorial Group made up of wonks from across higher education meets termly to shape the content, standards and tone of our output.

Our partners and supporters help us deliver our mission through funding and other in-kind support. Their logos are proudly displayed on the home page.

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  • London

    We’re looking to fill a new post as we expand our team of analysts. The post-holder will develop and lead new research and policy projects to the highest standards. We require exceptional quantitative and qualitative research skills as well as an understanding of policy development with an emphasis on issues affecting those on low to… read more

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    Organisation

    Resolution Foundation

    Salary

    £40,000–£45,000

    Location

    London

    Expires

  • Bristol

    The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is responsible for distributing funds for teaching and research in universities and colleges in England. Our aim is to create and sustain the conditions for a world-leading system of higher education which transforms lives, strengthens the economy, and enriches society. We work in partnership to promote and… read more

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    Organisation

    Higher Education Funding Council for England

    Salary

    £34,780–£36,519

    Location

    Bristol

    Expires

  • Bristol

    The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is responsible for distributing funds for teaching and research in universities and colleges in England. Our aim is to create and sustain the conditions for a world-leading system of higher education which transforms lives, strengthens the economy, and enriches society. We work in partnership to promote and… read more

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    Organisation

    Higher Education Funding Council for England

    Salary

    £45,086–£47,341

    Location

    Bristol

    Expires

  • Newcastle

    Salary: Competitive salary As a member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities in the UK we have a world-class reputation for research excellence in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences and the humanities. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF) placed Newcastle University 16th in the UK for Research Power and… read more

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    Organisation

    Newcastle University

    Salary

    n/a

    Location

    Newcastle

    Expires

  • Nottingham

    Competitive Salary plus benefits The University of Nottingham is ranked within the top 1% of all universities worldwide. Placed eighth in the UK for research power during the most recent research excellence framework assessment (REF2014), Nottingham is a major research institution delivering impact of international significance. With campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, and… read more

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    Organisation

    University of Nottingham

    Salary

    n/a

    Location

    Nottingham

    Expires

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