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The many faces of the university essay collection
  • Published:
    03 July

The many faces of the university

Universities have many roles, and they play them simultaneously in a complex and interwoven existence with students, academics, communities and each other. This essay collection, produced by Wonkhe and Shakespeare Martineau, untangles strands from this web of connections to help understand better how these roles manifest.

As part of our partnership with Wonkhe, over the last year we have held discussions about the changing roles universities play in relation to their students, from educator to employment consultant, policeman to parent. We decided this was something worth reflecting on further and the result is this collection of essays, produced by authors from across the higher education sector.

The collection explores the forces within and around universities that necessitate change, and, importantly, how the sector should respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by them.

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Paul Blanchard, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games England