PODCAST: Retention, lockdown two, skills and levelling up

This week on the podcast the panel looks at Wonkhe's new research on non-continuation and look at a couple of new reports on the skills agenda and levelling up.

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This week on the podcast the panel looks at Wonkhe’s new research on non-continuation. We also think through the implications of the month long lockdown in England, and look at a couple of new reports on the skills agenda and levelling up.

With Diana Beech, CEO at London Higher; Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor at Sussex University; and Wonkhe’s Editor in Chief Mark Leach

Items this week

Jim Dickinson introduces headlines from a large survey on student wellbeing – and finds lonely students not getting the social learning experience they crave.

A new essay for Policy Exchange proposes that universities should spearhead higher level skills provision. Debbie McVitty explores the economic and moral arguments driving the skills debate.

The independent version of SAGE is back with a new set of recommendations on universities and the winter. Jim Dickinson weighs up the proposals.

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