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Wonkhe Weekly: Minister, research access, Warwick, donations

On the podcast this week our guests discuss the new minister's first big speech, research access, the Warwick Whatapp case and university donations
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News and analysis of higher education from our leading team of wonks.


On the podcast this week we discuss HE minister Chris Skidmore’s recent speech and comments that give us clues about what will happen next with fees and funding. We also chat access to research, the fall out from the Warwick WhatsApp case, the mega donation to Cambridge and the latest from our bloggers. And on the Hidden History of HE we look at the first commuter universities.

With Andy Westwood, Vice Dean for Social Responsibility at the University of Manchester, Selena Bolingbroke, Lead for External Engagement & Strategic Development at Goldsmiths University of London and Wonkhe’s Associate Editor, Minto Felix.

Items this week:

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And this week’s “Yes, but does it correlate?” – we’ve plotted parliamentary constituencies with a current Conservative MP. On one axis is the 2019 January deadline UCAS application rate for 18 year olds in that constituency, on the other is the estimated percentage of voters from that constituency who voted to leave the EU in 2016.

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