We are committed to keeping wonkhe innovative, interesting and exciting and after 2 years in operation, the editors need your help.
Wonkhe is read across the higher education sector, in government and in every corner of policy making. Everywhere we go, people tell us how much they like it and how much they value our contribution to the HE policy debate. We are keen to ensure that it remains a destination for anyone interested in higher education policy, politics and culture.
Wonkhe is only as good as the written contributions from colleagues from across the sector that give the site its diversity and ensure that it never loses its edge.
Our lives and careers have moved on in ways that make it increasingly difficult to keep wonkhe at its best. We’re not going to walk away from it, but we need your help to keep the site at its very best for the next period of its life.
So we are looking for people to help us, either informally, or potentially with a defined role in the editorial team.
If you feel that you have something to contribute to the blog about HE politics, policy or culture, but perhaps are unaccustomed to the medium of blogging – get in touch with a list of your areas of interest and knowledge. We’ll happily work with you to develop ideas for posts as well as their style and structure. We’re particularly looking for people that work in higher education, with ideas to contribute but perhaps without easy access to other national media platforms. You wouldn’t need to make any commitment to us at this stage – we could just add you to a list of people we can call on to contribute from time to time.
People that have already contributed to the site tell us how it has helped them – either by allowing them to develop ideas, publicise research or by just being read and the benefits that can bring – personal and professional. And for a sector built on ideas and knowledge, making a public contribution is itself a good thing for us all.
We need commissioning and contributing editors who can seek out colleagues from across the HE sector or beyond with ideas, research or simply with things to say that wonkhe could provide a platform for. You will need to have a good sense about what is going on in higher education right now, writing and editing skills and ideally a desire to share your thoughts with the world as you would have a widely read platform with an in-built audience at your disposal. It’s not as much work as it sounds, and it can be tremendously rewarding. If you feel that this could be you, get in touch with a list of areas of interest and knowledge and thoughts about how you could help wonkhe continue to be great.