Wonkfest returns

Hosted by Wonkhe, the home of the UK higher education debate, the most exciting event in the HE calendar is back for 2021 – this time we’re online. And because of the year we’ve all had, it’s all about how the sector comes back from the Covid crisis stronger than ever and how universities will reshape the national and global recovery. We’ll feature the best ideas and thinking from inside and outside universities and after two days you’ll be brimming with new ideas and the tools we are all going to need to Build Back Higher.

WHEN? 9-10 JUNE 2021

Programme and Speakers

We have a programme packed full of debates, interviews, masterclasses and workshops by leading voices from across higher education, and the worlds of policy and politics as well as experts from Team Wonkhe and our amazing community of contributors.

Explore the programme

Festival partners

Thank you to our partners who help us bring Wonkfest to life.

Brought to you by Wonkhe

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After the challenges of the pandemic, we are now focussed on how the sector can Build Back Higher – from practical solutions to big policy ideas and everything in between. Below you can find a highlight of some of the debate about the next steps for UK HE and at the Build Back Higher tag on Wonkhe.

Regulation fit for a different future

Is it jam tomorrow for science and research?

Bringing university governance into the 21st century

Post-Covid university life could be kinder, more inclusive – and less risk-averse

What the pandemic has taught us about student life

The right policy mix for skills, institutions and places will drive the recovery

Dialogue and community will return to post-Covid learning

For digitally capable students, the sky’s the limit

Contact us

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9 - 10 June 2021

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