From designer PPE to improbably socially distanced lecture theatres, the “new normal” for university life is going to look like a strange and unusual place in a few months time. But how is it all going to work and how on earth will we get there safely? Kicking off our new series of events – Wonkhe @ Home, Jim Dickinson will cut through all the background noise and big political debates to take you on a tour of the unique challenges ahead facing university leaders, students and the whole university community. For background reading, see Jim’s challenge to the sector here: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/if-theres-no-going-back-how-do-we-get-forward-to-a-new-normal/

And in response, we’ll debate his ideas with an expert panel hosted by Wonkhe’s editor in chief Mark Leach, with Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, Jonathan Grant, Vice President of Kings College London and other speakers TBA.

Who’s it for?

– Leaders, managers, heads of department – from comms to planning, to estates, to IT and everything in between.
– Academics wondering what on earth your university will look like later this year.
– Anyone else interested in how UK universities will need to change in the months and years ahead.

The event will run from 10am – 12pm and a link will be sent to you in the joining instructions to join the event.

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From designer PPE to improbably socially distanced lecture theatres, the “new normal” for university life is going to look like a strange and unusual place in a few months time. But how is it all going to work and how on earth will we get there safely? Kicking off our new series of events – Wonkhe @ Home, Jim Dickinson will cut through all the background noise and big political debates to take you on a tour of the unique challenges ahead facing university leaders, students and the whole university community. For background reading, see Jim’s challenge to the sector here: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/if-theres-no-going-back-how-do-we-get-forward-to-a-new-normal/

And in response, we’ll debate his ideas with an expert panel hosted by Wonkhe’s editor in chief Mark Leach, with Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln, Jonathan Grant, Vice President of Kings College London and other speakers TBA.

Who’s it for?

– Leaders, managers, heads of department – from comms to planning, to estates, to IT and everything in between.
– Academics wondering what on earth your university will look like later this year.
– Anyone else interested in how UK universities will need to change in the months and years ahead.

The event will run from 10am – 12pm and a link will be sent to you in the joining instructions to join the event.

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Speakers

  • Jim Dickinson

    Associate Editor, Wonkhe
  • Mark Leach

    Editor in Chief, Wonkhe
  • Mary Stuart

    Vice Chancellor, University of Lincoln

    Professor Mary Stuart is Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincoln. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, SA and the Open University, UK where she obtained her Doctorate in Social Policy in 1998. Her research interests are focussed on social mobility and higher education, Life Histories and Civic Engagement and Leadership … Continued

  • Debbie McVitty

    Editor, Wonkhe

    Debbie McVitty, Editor, Wonkhe

  • Jonathan Grant

    Author, The New Power University

    Jonathan’s research interests are in biomedical and health R&D policy, research impact assessment, the use of research and evidence in policy and decision-taking, and the social purpose of universities in the 21st century. Jonathan has significant international experience, having helped formulate and implement R&D and other strategies in, for example, the UK, Greece, Norway, Qatar, … Continued