Ant Bagshaw

Ant Bagshaw


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Ant is a higher education expert with experience across the UK, Australia and Canada. He is a specialist in strategy, policy and leadership and has over ten years’ experience working in regulation, student engagement, academic quality assurance and institutional governance. His experience includes working with universities, vocational education providers, governments, membership organisations and technology providers. He is co-editor of Influencing Higher Education Policy.

Influential work

  • Facilitated universities’ strategy development through scenarios, executive workshops, performance indicator development and competitor analysis
  • Designed and delivered professional development programmes for university leaders seeking to embed new working cultures
  • Led a project with a government client to develop a skills framework for graduate employability with extensive industry and education sector engagement
  • Developed the strategy to activate a university’s innovation precinct to activate its campus assets aligned to research capabilities and industry opportunities
  • Identified innovative product development options for education technology businesses to meet market needs.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Ant was the Deputy CEO at Wonkhe, a London-based higher education think-tank. He has also held roles working in UK universities including advising senior leaders at the London School of Economics and University of Kent. He is a Member of Council at the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Ant holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Sheffield, a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge and postgraduate qualifications from Open University and Cardiff University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

In his spare time...

Ant enjoys history, art, politics podcasts, watching T20 cricket and walking.