• 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.

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Recent posts

  • 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.Read More →
  • 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?Read More →
  • Fairer grades
    Will emergency measures prove to have been the key to fairer admissions, based on potential more than performance?Read More →
  • University admissions: what’s the real problem?
    Data presented by UCAS’s Chief Executive Clare Marchant shows starkly the correlation between clearing and drop-out…Read More →
  • A valediction for the hundred thousand
    Robert Jenrick was the cabinet member given the unenviable task of doing the media rounds today on the morning after the UK passed the grim milestone of 100,000 Covid-related deaths. His exculpatory approach was to blame a lot on ‘the Kent variant’ as if the UK had simply been very unlucky. It’s worth considering the extent to which the UK made its own luck. Let’s contrast our bad luck – being the crucible of a highly transmissible and possibly more deadly strain – with the good luck of, say, winning the lottery. If no one buys a ticket (ie. no one has the virus), noRead More →