Great Debates in Higher Education

Short, informed books addressing key challenges and issues in HE.

  • What challenges and changes have been brought about by the Teaching Excellence Framework?
  • What are the risks of marketisation policies in the HE sector?
  • How do cultural differences affect students' education and social experience?

The Great Debates in Higher Education series addresses key challenges and issues such as these in higher education on a national and international level. They are research informed but debate driven, and are designed to help unpick and assess the state of higher education systems, policies, and social and economic impacts. They are published in paperback and e-book, and are intended to be relevant to a broad spectrum of researchers, students, and administrators in higher education.

Tuition fees, academic funding, job security in academia (including career progression and professional development), universities' impacts on cities and community engagement, sexual culture in universities (including sexual harassment / violence and fresher's week / "lad" culture), internationalisation of students, widening access, student satisfaction, voice and silence in academia, gender in academia, racism in academia - all potential future entries in the series.

Forthcoming titles...

We are actively commissioning in this series, with lots of titles publishing in the coming academic year. Full information on the following titles will be available here soon. Register for our newsletter or follow @EmeraldEdu to stay up-to-date.

British Universities in the Brexit Moment: Political, Economic and Cultural Implications
By Mike Finn | Publishing November 2017

Sexual Violence on Campus: Power-Conscious Approaches to Awareness, Prevention, and Response
By Christina Linder | Publishing March 2018

Higher Education, Access and Funding: The UK in International Perspective
Edited by Sheila Riddell, Sarah Minty, Elisabet Weedon and Susan Whittaker | Publishing April 2018

The Marketisation of English Higher Education: A Policy Analysis of a Risk-Based System
By Colin McCaig | Publishing June 2018

Cultural Journeys in Higher Education: Student Voices and Narratives
By Lucy Pollard and Jan Bamford | Publishing June 2018

Refugees in Higher Education: Debate, Discourse and Practice
By Jacqueline Stevenson and Sally Baker | Publishing July 2018

Access to Success and Social Mobility through Higher Education: A Curate’s Egg?
Edited by Stuart Billingham | Publishing September 2018

Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation in Higher Education
By Catherine McGlynn & Shaun McDaid | Publishing November 2018

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Kimberley Chadwick
Commissioning Editor - Education, Politics, and Public Policy

All titles in the series