A daily email briefing service about UK HE – sent directly to your inbox before work every day.

What is The Wonkhe Daily?

A daily email briefing service about UK HE – sent directly to your inbox before work every day.

The Daily sets the day’s HE agenda. What’s going on, why it’s happening and everything you need to know about it – at a glance. Produced by our team of HE wonks, the Daily is well-informed, analytical and easy to read. It will help you and your colleagues stay ahead of the hectic HE policy and news agenda.

The Daily also draws together the most important events from across the sector that you need to know about, key reports and publications, parliamentary activity (including devolved assemblies) and the latest from the rumour mill since the previous edition.

Who’s it for?

Inside universities: policy advisers, public affairs professionals, senior leaders, planners, marketing & communications, students’ unions officers and staff and other assorted HE wonks.

Outside universities: sector agencies, mission groups, civil servants, politicians, trade unions, businesses that work with universities and everyone else with a major stake in current HE policy developments.

The Wonkhe Daily is the one thing that I make sure I read every single day. It’s a short, astute, and often amusing guide to everything that’s going on in and around HE – essential reading

 Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University

The Wonkhe Daily often helps with our thinking for the short and longer term – and on occasion provides some levity to the complex and sometimes incoherent world of higher education

Professor Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor, University of South Wales

NUS affiliated students’ unions

We run a daily email briefing service in collaboration with the National Union of Students. If you are a full time staff or officer in an NUS-affiliated students’ union, please click here to see if you are eligible for this service.


Contact us to discuss arranging an organisational-wide subscription.


To sign up for the Daily, just complete this form.

If your organisation/institution is a subscriber and your email address matches our records, we’ll add you automatically. If you’re not currently a subscriber we’ll contact you about adding you to the trial. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at briefing@wonkhe.com

Frequently Asked Questions

I am having issues receiving the Wonkhe Daily.

Please follow this guide and get in touch if you’re still having problems.

When is the Daily email sent?

Tuesday – Friday before work (excluding public holidays, summer Parliamentary recess and a very small number of other exceptions). The Monday Morning HE Briefing is sent to all subscribers at the same time every Monday.

How many people in my organisation can receive the email per subscription?

We are likely to be able to accommodate as many people as you need but we may need to impose an upper limit in some cases. We can discuss your individual needs if you are interested in taking out a subscription for your organisation.

Can others from outside my organisation be part of my subscription?

No – everyone on your list must be from @youruniversity.ac.uk.

I work in an organisation hosted by/connected with in some way a university, am I entitled to use their subscription?

No, you will need to take out your own separate subscription.

Can I set an auto-forward rule to colleagues inside or outside my organisation?

You are free to forward the email to someone you think may be interested, but an auto-forward rule would violate our terms of use. Please let us know if you would like to add additional colleagues to the service.