A review of Wonkhe’s sixth year

It’s our sixth birthday, and so as is customary, Wonkhe’s Editor and Director Mark Leach reflect on the year just gone.

Lessons for universities and their lobbying efforts

Following our Inside Track programme, Ant Bagshaw reflects on how and why the sector needs to engage with worlds of policy and politics and the lessons learnt from the Wonkhe professional programme ‘The Inside Track’.

Time to lead the universities and schools agenda

The government has put universities and schools working together back on the agenda – we explain why it’s time for the sector to engage with the idea to shape the policy.

All aboard: introducing Wonkhe Professional

This week sees the launch of the final piece in the jigsaw for Wonkhe’s professional development offer. We now have a series of opportunities ahead for the coming academic year – some delivered in partnership and one delivered just by Team Wonkhe. Learning to Wonk Before You Can Rant We have developed in-house a new… read more

Your feedback is important to us

In the last Monday Morning Briefing before its summer break, we shared a community survey to get feedback on the range of Wonkhe services and to glean ideas for new and expanded content. We are immensely grateful for the 250 people – from across the wide range of our readership – who took the time to give us their feedback. We care about it, and we’re going to do something about what you’ve said.

Events, dear boy, events

It’s the first Wonkhe Team blog and Ant Bagshaw discusses the latest development in Wonkhe’s offer.

Wonkhe welcomes five new partners

Wonkhe (pronounced wonky), the leading blog and online think tank at the heart of the UK higher education debate, is today pleased to announce five new partners.

Introducing the HE Power List

Who really calls the shots in higher education? Is it the academics, or are they simply striving to get by in a system they have little control over? Is it students, or are they just a distraction from the important business of research? Perhaps it’s vice chancellors, or are they stuck with making the best of decisions made in Westminster? And what of the political classes? Do BIS Ministers get much of a say or does real power rest in the Treasury?

Wonkhe and Capita announce new sponsorship

Wonkhe, the website all about higher education policy and Capita plc a leading provider of services to higher education, today announce a new sponsorship arrangement. Mark Leach, Wonkhe’s Director said “I am thrilled to welcome Capita to our growing community of supporters and excited about the projects and programmes that we’ll be able to develop… read more

Registrarism comes home to Wonkhe

The internationally respected higher education blog Registrarism by Dr Paul Greatrix (Registrar at The University of Nottingham), is joining forces with Wonkhe.

Wonkhe ltd. welcomes two new Directors

Today Wonkhe ltd. welcomes two new Directors and members of the Board. Thomas Veit (Director of External Relations, University of Leicester) and Jamie O’Connell (Product Director, Hobsons) join the company from October 2014.

Big update

A few months ago we embarked on an ambitious project to substantially grow this site and its activities and I am pleased to report that things are progressing very well indeed. We want to be the sector’s daily destination for all commentary, debate and analysis about higher education and be an important platform for the new and previously unheard voices in the sector. Our big ambitions are backed up by a big strategy that we are now in the first phase of delivering and I wanted to report back today about our progress and announce the first of many partnerships, as well as a new Editorial Group.

Review of Wonkhe’s 3rd year

Wonkhe went live three years ago today, and as we celebrate our 3rd birthday, founder and Editor in Chief Mark Leach looks back at the last 12 months. With lots of exciting plans for the site and its surrounding organisation, today is also a good moment to preview some of the interesting developments that we have planned. Thank you for reading and supporting us for another year.

Review of Wonkhe year 2

This time last year on Wonkhe’s first birthday, we had a brief look back at the first year in operation. Another year has passed and so as we celebrate our 2nd birthday, it feels like the right time to have another review of the year gone by. This post will give a list of the top 10 locations for reading the site, as well as the most popular content. And as usual, we will have a little look towards the future. Thanks for reading.

Review of Wonkhe year 1

I decided at the launch of Wonkhe not to do a lot of meta blogging about blogging – it isn’t interesting for most people. But I feel we have a good story to tell, a bright future and as Wonkhe turns one year old today, it seems like a good moment for reflection.

Wonkhe is being spruced up

I’m taking the opportunity over the summer to do a little bit of painting and decorating, so things may not quite work as they should (but I hope they do). Apart from changes to fonts and styles, the biggest change that you’ll notice is the addition of a second sidebar. I felt that there was… read more