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Wonkhe weekly- the higher education podcast

By Mark Leach

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Every week a panel of top higher education wonks dissect the week's big policy developments, and we also feature interviews, features and views from around the sector.

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Every week a panel of top higher education wonks dissect the week's big policy developments, and we also feature interviews, features and views from around the sector.

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Top 10 Episode of Wonkhe weekly- the higher education podcast

Rank #1: 3: The University Show - Episode Three (28th February 2018)

Feb 28 2018
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In the third episode of our podcast, The University Show, we talk about mental health in higher education as part of University Mental Health day, which is on 1st March. Louis Coiffait, Rachel Piper, Chris Shelley and Eric Stoller talk about how mental health affects students and staff and how to develop better policy to support everyone in the sector.

Rank #2: 1: The University Show - Episode One (6 February 2018)

Feb 08 2018
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It's the first episode of our brand new podcast - The University Show. Mark Leach, Richard Brabner and Eric Stoller talk free speech at universities, UCAS data and review the first weeks of the new universities minister.

Rank #3: 2: The University Show - Episode Two (15th February 2018)

Feb 16 2018
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In the second episode of our podcast, The University Show, we look at the big HE funding review. Mark Leach, Anne-Marie Canning, Richard Brabner and Eric Stoller look at how we got here, the context for the review and political dangers ahead for the sector.

Rank #4: 4: The University Show Episode Four - Regulation (4th March 2018)

Mar 04 2018
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It's regulation, regulation and more regulation in episode 4 of The University Show, following the Office for Students publishing its new regulatory framework for English HE. Eric is joined by lawyer Smita Jamdar, top policy wonk from the Russell Group Sarah Stevens and Wonkhe editor Mark Leach. Also, Catherine Boyd and David Kernohan run down their take on the new regulatory framework.

Rank #5: 7: The University Show - Episode 7 - Nicola Dandridge in conversation

Apr 22 2018
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Wonkhe founder and CEO Mark Leach interviews Nicola Dandridge, CEO of the Office for Students, about the new regulator. Recorded at Wonkhe's recent conference on the new regulatory landscape "It's Alive" - at the British Library in London in front of a live audience on 20th March 2018.

Rank #6: 5: The University Show - Episode 5 - The Enemy Within (12th March 2018)

Mar 11 2018
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In a special episode of The University Show, Wonkhe's editor Mark Leach sets out what went wrong with the narrative about universities and students (and what we can do about it).

Rank #7: 6: The University Show - Episode 6 - The Wonk Panel

Apr 08 2018
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Wonkhe’s Catherine Boyd talks to Joy Elliott-Bowman about her career in HE policy and Ant Bagshaw interviews EY Parthenon’s Matt Robb about the Wonk Panel and the challenges facing higher education.

Rank #8: 12: The University Show - Episode 12 - Review of the year

Aug 19 2018
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In this final episode of the season, our panel reviews academic year 17-18\. Featuring Nicky Old, Director of Communications and External Relations at Universities UK, Richard Brabner, Head of the UPP Foundation and Mark Leach, Editor and Founder of Wonkhe. We'll be back in the Autumn.

Rank #9: 11: The University Show - Episode 11 - Ask the Wonk

Jul 06 2018
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This episode of the University show is our Ask the Wonk special. Our panel featuring, Anne-Marie Canning MBE, Director of Social Mobility and Student Success, Richard Brabner, Head of the UPP Foundation and Ant Bagshaw, Deputy CEO of Wonkhe answer a range of questions submitted by our Wonkhe audience. We tackle questions such as; are unconditional offers an unmitigated evil? Grade inflation - a thing, or not a thing? And have a robust discussion on whether Vice-Chancellors should study a module at their own insitution every 3 years. Enjoy. If you have a question for our next Ask the Wonk special get in touch via team@wonkhe.com

Rank #10: 10: The University Show - Episode 10 - Teaching excellence and salary outcomes

Jun 12 2018
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In this episode we talk about student outcomes, graduate salaries and measures of teaching.  We have a discussion featuring Colette Fletcher, Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Winchester, Richard Brabner, Head of the UPP Foundation and Ant Bagshaw, Deputy CEO of Wonkhe. For further reading on LEO we recommend Celia Hunt, Director of Strategic Development at the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), Wonkhe article [LEO and its limitations for learners.](https://wonkhe.com/blogs/leo-and-its-limitations-for-learners/)