This week on the podcast the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has new stats on students and cost of living. Will more support for students ever come?
Plus Rishi Sunak declares the UK an innovation nation, strikes have begun across the sector, and Hidden History looks back at the end of the binary divide between universities and polytechnics in 1992.
With Richard Brabner, Director at the UPP Foundation, Smita Jamdar, Partner and Head of Education at Shakespeare Martineau, Sunday Blake, Associate Editor at Wonkhe, Mike Ratcliffe, academic registrar and sector historian, and presented by Mark Leach, Editor in Chief at Wonkhe.
Featured on the show this week
- One in four students are taking on extra debt
- Connecting the global to the civic: what is the role of universities in trade and investment?
- Sunak sets out his stall on innovation
- A toxic culture is harming university staff
- What is the future for pay bargaining?
- The ‘binary divide’ between universities and polytechnics proved to be unsustainable, but the challenges it created are still with us today. Mike Ratcliffe evaluates the 1992 Act’s background and legacy.