PODCAST: The Secret Life of Students 2022

This week on the podcast there’s a bunch of highlights from our student experience conference in London.

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This week on the podcast there’s a bunch of highlights from our student experience conference in London.

We hear results from the Student Futures Commission and research on belonging, examples of student and SU led-projects on diversity, insights from generational research and reflections from the outgoing CEO of the Office for Students.

With Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive at the Office for Students, Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, Vice President (HE) at NUS, Mary Curnock Cook, Chair of the UPP Foundation Student Futures Commission, Bobby Duffy, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute King’s College London, Richard Brabner, Director at the UPP Foundation, Omar Khan, Director of the Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in HE, Shuab Gamote Project Manager at The Union MMU, Dani Bradford, Policy and Research Manager Students’ Union UCL, Calum Sherwood, Senior Policy and Research Officer at Arts Students’ Union, Georgia Spencer, Welfare Officer at Arts Students’​ Union, Syeda Zara Haram, Vice President Education, Herts SU, and presented by Jim Dickinson, Associate Editor at Wonkhe.

Featured on the show

Doing diversity differently

Opening: Doing diversity differently means doing away with sticking plasters

Student futures are about belonging

Wonkhe and Pearson surveyed more than 5,000 students on belonging and inclusion at university. Their findings are summarised in this article on the Wonkhe site.

From the UPP Foundation Students Futures Commission

As the work of the Students Futures Commission culminates with a final report, Mary Curnock Cook calls on the sector to take up the challenge and secure students’ futures post pandemic.

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