About Us


Founded on 31st January 2011, wonkhe (pronounced wonky) is the home of higher education wonks, those who work in the HE sector and anyone else interested and engaged in higher education policy, culture and politics. We aim to improve policymaking in higher education and provide a platform for some of the new or previously unheard voices and perspectives in the sector. Although we will always look at politics and its relationship to higher education, the site is not partisan and not-aligned to any particular policies, politics or interests.


The organisation is run by Director Mark Leach who is also Editor in Chief of the website and associated social media channels and chair of wonkhe ltd. – a company registered in England with company number: 08784934. The company takes overall responsibility for this website and its associated channels.

Our Company Board meet five times a year to shape the overall strategic direction of the organisation. An Editorial Group from across higher education meets termly to shape the content, standards and tone of our output on the website. Our Partners support the organisation and help us deliver our mission through funding and other in-kind support.


For a brief review of our first year, have a look here. For our second year, see here. And find a look back at our third year here.

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