Louis Coiffait gets a reality check as he returns to his roots to learn how one university is warming up a ‘cold spot’.
As Associate Editor at Wonkhe, Louis writes, commissions and edits articles, as well as the Daily and Weekly emails. He also speaks at events, and leads on a number of new partnerships, consultancy and services.
Louis is passionate about education policy and innovation, having researched topics such as; the school workforce, access to HE, apprenticeships, selective schools, the impact agenda, employer mentoring, open data, education technology, careers advice, enterprise education, STEM skills and school programme evaluations.
His career includes working with Reform, The National Foundation for Educational Research, Taylor & Francis, The Careers & Enterprise Company, NAHT Edge, Pearson, the Higher Education Academy, the Teacher Training Agency, for an MP and a Minister. Louis first met Mark while editing the Blue Skies series for Pearson in 2012, and has been a fan of Wonkhe ever since.
He is committed to volunteering, including a decade as a school governor within a federation in Hackney which he now chairs, and joined a school in Tower Hamlets last year. He also spent three years as Chair of Westminster Students’ Union. He studied at York, UCLA and Cambridge. He’s an RSA Fellow, amateur photographer, proud East London citizen and Yorkshireman (really).