• Johnny Rich is an education specialist,
    chief executive, consultant, novelist,
    policy wonk, social entrepreneur, writer, communications professional, keynote speaker and conscientious objector to being defined briefly.

  • Work

    Learn about my work and achievements.
    Explore my biography and CV and try the quiz.

  • Expertise

    News and views from a specialist
    on higher education, student choice, social mobility and employability.

  • Creativity

    A few writing samples and links to Johnny's books.


Recent posts

  • Why do we undervalue careers advisers?
    We’ve all heard – or told – tales about how some careers advisor “told me to be a [insert laughably inappropriate career]”, but people who are helped by careers advice tend never to mention it. Why? Can it be true that careers advice is so wide of the mark? Of course not.
  • Vocational qualifications: don’t turn off the tap to make T
    Not a single person has taken a T-level yet and there are still no solutions to finding enough employer support, but DfE thinks we should axe all alternatives.
  • What’s really wrong with the NSS?
    Drawing on my piece for HEPI, I explain why the National Student Survey shouldn’t change and why – and how – it should.
  • Invention, engineering and creativity
    Prince Philip said, “everything that wasn’t invented by God is invented by an engineer”. Was he right or did he do a disservice to engineers and artists?
  • Fairer grades
    Will emergency measures prove to have been the key to fairer admissions, based on potential more than performance?