Wonkhe Daily


What is the Wonkhe Daily?

A daily email briefing service about UK HE – sent directly to your inbox before work every day.

The Daily sets the day’s HE agenda. What’s going on, why it’s happening and everything you need to know about it – at a glance. Produced by HE wonks, the Daily is well-informed, analytical and easy to read. It will help you and your colleagues stay ahead of the hectic HE policy and news agenda.

The Daily also draws together the most important events from across the sector that you need to know about, key reports and publications, parliamentary activity (including devolved assemblies) and the latest from the rumour mill since the previous edition.

“The Wonkhe Daily is by far the smartest, the most discriminating, and the best informed daily briefing in the sector.” – Edward Peck, Vice-Chancellor, Nottingham Trent University

Who’s it for?

Inside universities: policy advisers, public affairs professionals, senior leaders, planners, marketing & communications, students’ unions officers and staff and other assorted HE wonks.

Outside universities: sector agencies, mission groups, civil servants, politicians, trade unions and everyone else with a major stake in current HE policy developments.

“In a short time, I’ve come to really value the Wonkhe Daily. I find the email briefings extremely helpful and reading them is now part of my daily routine.” – Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK 


£3,000 (plus VAT) per year for an organisational-wide subscription.


If you’d like to subscribe or test the service over 30 days for free, email briefing@wonkhe.com

Once you’ve subscribed, you provide us with a list of colleagues from inside your organisation to receive the service and we will send the Daily to them directly.

“The Wonkhe Daily is now the first email I look at in the morning. It unfailingly puts on my radar the key issues in HE and in the day’s press that I need to be aware of.” – Mary Curnock Cook, CEO, UCAS

Frequently Asked Questions

I am having issues receiving the Wonkhe Daily.

Please follow this guide and get in touch if you’re still having problems.

What’s happening with the Monday Morning Briefing?

Nothing is changing: this will remain free and open for our whole community to receive, and continue to be sent every Monday morning as per usual. To subscribe, click here.

When is the Daily email sent?

Tuesday – Friday before work (excluding public holidays, summer Parliamentary recess and a very small number of other exceptions).

How many people in my organisation can receive the email per subscription?

We are likely to be able to accommodate as many people as you need but we may need to impose an upper limit in some cases. We can discuss your individual needs if you are interested in taking out a subscription for your organisation.

Can others from outside my organisation be part of my subscription?

No – everyone on your list must be from @youruniversity.ac.uk.

I work in an organisation hosted by/connected with in some way a university, am I entitled to use their subscription?

No, you will need to take out your own separate subscription.

Can I set an auto-forward rule to colleagues inside or outside my organisation?

You are free to forward the email to someone you think may be interested, but an auto-forward rule would violate our terms of use. Please let us know if you would like to add additional colleagues to the service.

“Wonkhe’s daily briefing has become required reading for my team – there’s no better insight into HE policy and the sector’s response. It’s more analytical than traditional sources of sector news.” – Matthew Robb, Managing Director, Parthenon EY