Ant Bagshaw

Ant Bagshaw


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Ant is a higher education expert with extensive networks in the UK. He is also a policy and communications specialist and a highly proficient project manager. Ant has published more than 60 articles on a wide range of higher education issues; including teaching excellence, politics and strategy development.

Influential work

  • Published articles on higher education for that have been cited in parliamentary debate and assigned by civil servants to new staff as explainers
  • Co-edited a book on higher education policy and public affairs with Routledge for publication in 2019
  • Presented at many conferences, seminars and private dinners to engage the UK higher education community, including senior executives and governors
  • Developed and delivered professional training programmes under the ‘Learning to Wonk’ banner; including ‘The Inside Track’ on political and policy engagement in London in 2016 and a similar program for Canberra, Australia for delivery in February 2019
  • Managed major cross-institution projects at the London School of Economics, including establishing new academic units and a new faculty appraisal system.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous, Ant was the deputy chief executive officer and company director at Wonkhe Ltd. His previous positions include policy adviser, academic services at University College London; manager of the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics; and policy adviser to the vice-chancellor at the University of Kent. Ant is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Ant holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (post-compulsory education and training) from Cardiff University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in history) from the University of Cambridge. He is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education at the University of Sheffield.

In his spare time...

Ant enjoys modern and contemporary art, walking, US and British politics podcasts and gardening.