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Season 2 Episode 2 – The Future of Higher Education

29 April 2021

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Season 2 Episode 2 – The Future of Higher Education

This month we’ve brought together experts to discuss the future of Higher Education.

Alister Wilson, of Waverley Management Consultants, provides provocations on what this might look like. Our panel considers the impact of Covid on established modes of university teaching and learning, the changing nature of jobs and skills as we enter the fourth industrial revolution, and how course structures might change to accommodate lifelong learning.

Darren Ellis, Higher Education Engagement Director at Unite Students, returns as host. He’s joined by:

  • Professor Sue Rigby, Vice Chancellor at Bath Spa University
  • Ian Dunn, Provost at Coventry University
  • Paul Sweeney, Chief Strategy Officer at Unite Students

During the conversation, Professor Sue Rigby says: “We are coming out of the pandemic where it’s not just a digital divide and a social divide, but also a mental health divide. We’ve created real fear in society for some members of it [society] and I think if we can stand up to that challenge, not just as a remedial-space, but by actively encouraging good mental health-space then we’ll make a real difference.”

Listen to the podcast here: