Introducing the first annual Wonkhe Awards - celebrating the best of the higher education community's contributions to policy. The ceremony will take place in the Walker Space at Ravensbourne at 6pm on 6th November 2017.

Wonk of the Year

Sponsored by HSBC

Higher education’s leading policy geek in 2017, the Wonk of the Year is a person who impresses through command of detail, creativity of approach and depth of insight.

Wonk to Watch

Sponsored by Minerva

A relative newcomer to the HE policy scene, the Wonk to Watch shows great potential for the contributions they can make to the sector’s debates.

Best piece of original analysis or argument on Wonkhe

Sponsored by Communications Management

This award will go to the article published on Wonkhe by an external contributor that has made the most interesting contribution to the higher education debate.

Most important contribution to HE policy making

Sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau

This award will go to an individual who has made a significant contribution to HE policymaking that has had a positive impact on the sector.

Most important contribution to higher education policy research

Sponsored by Pearson

This award will go to the individual or team who has made a significant contribution in the field of higher education research.

Social media wonk of the year

Sponsored by SMRS

The social media wonk of the year will be awarded to the individual that most stands out in the busy online discussion around UK higher education, with consistently the best, funniest or most timely contributions.

Most innovative policy-led intervention at a university

Sponsored by Unite Students

This award will go to an individual or team who has employed originality and creativity to make a policy-led intervention at an institution.

Best use of data to inform policy

Sponsored by Hotcourses Group

This award will go to an individual or team who has designed or implemented a policy based on a nuanced and thoughtful use of data.