Rank #1: 3: The University Show - Episode Three (28th February 2018)
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: 13: Wonkhe Weekly- The higher education podcast - Episode 13
It's our Christmas Clip Show Student Snowflake Special! There's been a lot of activity on the freedom of speech agenda this term, and in this festive compilation wonks from across the sector analyse the issues.
With Smita Jamdar, Charles Heymann, Chris Shelley, Selena Bolingbroke, Greg Walker, Amanda Chetwynd-Cowieson, Shân Wareing, Andrew Berwick, Pete Quinn, Eve Alcock, Louis Coiffait, David Kernohan and Wonkhe's editor and founder Mark Leach.
Rank #3: Sam Gyimah in conversation - live at Wonkfest18
The full recording of Sam Gyimah in conversation - live at Wonkfest18.
Rank #4: 7: Wonkhe Weekly- The higher education podcast - Episode 7
This week in a specially recorded live episode from Wonkfest18, our panel discuss leaks from the Augar review, the OfS' view on uni bailouts and minister Sam Gyimah's student information apps.
With Anne-Marie Canning- Director of Social Mobility and Student Success at Kings, Paul Greatrix- Registrar at Nottingham University and Wonkhe's editor and founder Mark Leach.
Rank #5: Grammar schools, silly season and a look ahead
This week our guests look back at the Christmas silly season and ahead to 2019, as well as discussing Onward's report on low value courses, and HEPI's new paper on grammar schools. Plus the first of Mike Ratcliffe's new series on the Hidden History of HE, and highlights from our contributors.
With Shakespeare Martineau partner Smita Jamdar, the University Alliance's Head of Policy Graeme Wise, and Wonkhe's founder and CEO, Mark Leach.
Rank #6: 10: Wonkhe Weekly- The higher education podcast - Episode 10
This week our panel discuss the the latest stats from UCAS on the impact of offer making on exam attainment, a new report on women in HE leadership, and an interesting new idea on funding HE. Plus new stats on graduate earnings and highlights from our contributors.
With Johnny Rich, Chief Executive of Push and the Engineering Professors’ Council; Rosie Tressler, Chief Executive of Student Minds, and Wonkhe’s associate editor David Kernohan.
Rank #7: Strike complaints, access, harassment
On the show this week we discuss student complaints about last year's strike action and compensation. The Office for Students has new guidance out on access and participation plans, and there's new data on sexual misconduct on campus. Plus hidden history, our correlation quiz and the latest from our bloggers.
With HE public affairs and strategy expert Charles Heymann, Lucy Findlay of Social Enterprise Mark, and Wonkhe’s David Kernohan.
Rank #8: UCAS, apprenticeships, youthquake
On the podcast this week there's lots of data to crunch - it's the end of UCAS' 17/18 admissions cycle and there's data on acceptances and offer making. There's also a report out on degree apprenticeships, new research on student political attitudes and the latest from our contributors.
With Gemma Long, Quality Assurance and Engagement Manager for QAA Wales, Luke Myer, Vice President Academic at Edge Hill University Students’ Union and Wonkhe's associate editor Jim Dickinson.
Rank #9: Augar, PQA, student debt
On the podcast this week our guests discuss the latest Augar leaks, Post Qualification Admissions, and debate whether wealthy students are avoiding student debt. Plus more from Mike Ratcliffe's series on the Hidden History of HE, and our correlation quiz.
With Greg Walker, CEO at MillionPlus; Sally Patterson, Equality, Liberation & Access Officer at Bristol SU; and Wonkhe associate editor David Kernohan.
Rank #10: 12: Wonkhe Weekly- The higher education podcast - Episode 12
The Office for Students has published results of its Access & Participation consultation, and there’s a fresh batch of UCAS data for the panel to look at. There’s an interesting new report out on commuters. Plus this year’s social mobility index, and the latest from our contributors.
With Clare Marchant, CEO at UCAS; Richard Eyre from the Brilliant Club and Wonkhe’s own Arthi Nachiappan.
Rank #11: Uni bailouts, subsidies and teaching excellence
What is the real cost to the taxpayer of funding higher education? This week on the podcast we look at report trying to answer that question, as well as students’ views on bailouts for universities, student mental health stats, Hidden History and our correlation quiz.
With Andy Youell, strategic data advisor; Eve Alcock, president of Bath Students’ Union; and Wonkhe’s editor Debbie McVitty.
Rank #12: 4: The University Show Episode Four - Regulation (4th March 2018)
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 #13: Minister, research access, Warwick, donations
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.
Rank #14: 3: Research, anti-semitism, social mobility, car parking
This week we discuss the government’s strategy on research and innovation and the Minister’s intervention on anti-semitism. Duncan Exley, former Director of the Equality Trust, has published a book scrutinising the UK’s social mobility problem and we chat Wonkhe's Car Parking Ranking.
With Luke Myer of Edge Hill Students’ Union; Sarah Barr-Miller of UCAS; and Wonkhe’s David Kernohan.
Rank #15: EU students, over-education, BME attainment, Cambridge and slavery
The amount that EU students may have to pay to come to a UK university has been across the news this week, and our podcast guests analyse the debate. We also talk ONS figures on “over-education”, the UUK/NUS report on the BME attainment gap and Cambridge’s decision to look into its past. We also catch up with OfS’ Richard Puttock about data.
With Rachel Hall, Universities Editor at the Guardian, Alec Cameron, Vice Chancellor of Aston University, and Wonkhe’s Jim Dickinson.