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Uni might not be the best Year 13 option

In this podcast chief executive of Year 13 Will Stubley joins Melbourne Business School chief learning innovation officer Dr Nora Koslowski and Martin Betts in the HEDx studio to discuss alternative options to the traditional Year 12 to university pipeline. With the skills the Australian economy needs changing, how can universities keep up to deliver education that is relevant to those changes?

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How unwelcoming are our universities?

Many staff and students in universities around the world talk fondly of how university transformed their lives. Many do so from a position of having had it relatively good in the first place. There is a groundswell of global concern with making higher education more easily accessible to all in society in all countries. This requires coordinated action in funding systems, financial aid, institutional leadership, and in the underlying culture and how welcoming it is to all students.

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Cate Gilpin and Mohamed Omer

Cate Gilpin Coordinator of Welcoming Universities and Mohamed Omer formerly the University of Melbourne People of Colour Department Officer, share their experiences of what it feels like to be a person of colour on campuses of Australian universities. As O Week is underway across all universities, and we celebrate how welcoming we think and promote that they are, does this hold true for all the diverse students we need and who need us? And what can leaders, institutions and groups like Welcoming Universities do to improve how we do?

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Kiki: is this a time of danger or opportunity?

This is a time when we least need our Vice Chancellors and Presidents to be formulaic and replaceable by AI. We do need to see boldness and distinction. I reflected on all of these matters together on the episode of the HEDx podcast you can access here with Andrea Burrows, Managing Director of OES UK and Professor Nick Jennings, Vice Chancellor and President of Loughborough University.

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Professor Nick Jennings

Professor Nick Jennings VC at Loughborough University joins Andrea Burrows UK MD of OES and I. We argue that we need more leaders that can practice the art of Kiki. It would be easy at the start of 2024 for leaders to be overcome by the sense of danger and to be blinded from seeing opportunity.  Is the all-staff email to start the year in your university a trigger from leadership that will spiral a fragile culture and mood downwards? What is most needed is a response that stirs an ethical and rational approach to seeking opportunities.

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Martin Betts

Martin Betts as co-founder of HEDx is the guest interviewed by Dr Ant Bagshaw on the 100th episode. The conversation covers the rationale of HEDx and its purpose of changing higher education for good as a response to the challenges of inequities in race, gender and class that pervade the sector. And it explores the new opportunities for transformation created by technological advances, demand changes, and new partnership opportunities that offer the potential for the HEDx purpose to be realised with an expansion of activities, partnerships and events to a global stage.

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Professor Eric Knight

Professor Eric Knight, Executive Dean of the Macquarie Business School, shares why and how they worked with Mandala partners to measure how they and other universities perform in helping equity groups gain employment from business education. Applying research expertise and new data, it demonstrates an appropriate alternative to university rankings in informing student choice, benchmarking performance and learning how to improve in measures at the heart of forthcoming policy change.

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Adrian Barnett and Elizabeth Gadd

Professor Adrian Barnett of QUT and Dr Elizabeth Gadd of Loughborough University join the podcast to share their expertise in research assessment and university rankings in arguing for universities to differentiate and promote themselves as more than a meaningless rank. Listen for an unambiguous and authoritative despatching of the worthlessness of university rankings and how they are a barrier to changing higher education for good.

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