The first ever Wonkhe Awards celebrate the individuals, teams and activities that make higher education a wonkier and better place. The winners were announced during a glitzy award ceremony at Wonkfest17 – the full list is here.
At the 2017 #ALTC conference Wonkhe’s David Kernohan talks to Liverpool Associate Pro-vice-chancellor and co-chair Helen O’Sullivan, and ALT CEO Maren Deepwell, about the current state of edtech at Liverpool and beyond.
Wonkhe’s Catherine Boyd paid a visit to the friendly and passionate atmosphere of AMOSSHE’s annual conference in Brighton, where recent policy reforms are beginning to influence practice ‘at the coal face’.
Linda Naughton gives her reflections on the LFHE’s Aurora programme for women in higher education leadership, and how our dominant ideas of leadership need to change in order to achieve gender parity in the sector.
Academia must recognise that it’s only one part of the wider scholarly ecosystem, and academic conferences must reach outside to the wider world. Matthew Flinders explains how this has influenced the Political Studies Association.
A new wave of student counter-culture is challenging established ideas of power in higher education. Smita Jamdar reflects on the challenges to ancient symbols of power, such as the statue of Cecil John Rhodes.
Power can command respect but it can also be held in contempt. Jon Bennett reflects on the qualities and characteristics of power in the modern world, and its relevance to higher education and public policy.
George Osborne was top of our 2015 Power List, but is now nowhere to be seen. David Morris considers the rapid demise of the former chancellor’s hegemonic project, and asks whether the new government have learned the lessons of his story.
The odds and ends of Brexit will define the fate of the UK higher education sector in the coming years. Jonathan Simons examines the key players who hold the power and offers advice on how they can be influenced.
A ‘new wave’ of advocates for the alternative provider sector have come into this year’s Power List. Richard Brabner contextualises the judges considerations of this new source of power and influence in the HE world.
Women are in a minority of contributors to Wonkhe – Debbie McVitty looks at why that might be what barriers might hinder having the HE debate truly representative of the talent and leadership of women in the sector.
To mark International Women’s Day, Ellen Pugh looks at where women work in higher education, the progress that the sector has made in increasing women’s representation, and what more can be done to break the glass ceiling.
To mark International Women’s Day, seven women from across different parts of HE life share their experience about the barriers they faced in their careers and the best advice they received to help them get ahead.