Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education Essay prize and themed issue: Managing change in an uncertain world

Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education

The Editorial Board of Perspectives, the quarterly journal of the UK Association of University Administrators, invites submissions to a themed issue to be published during 2019 on the topic of ‘Managing Change in an Uncertain World’. Submissions will be automatically considered for our prize competition if eligible. The Editorial Board will make any rulings that may be necessary.

The closing date for submission is 30 November 2018. Submissions received after this date may be considered for inclusion in the themed issue but not for a prize. Online submission is via the ScholarOne Manuscripts site.

We encourage prospective authors to take a broad view and we hope to receive entries from colleagues working in various professional areas across the higher education sector. We need your work to be engaging and original. Essays that refer to practical experience are particularly welcomed.

We hope to receive some work that is focussed on the challenges faced by the UK HE sector, as a whole, and other pieces that examine issues that face a part of that sector. Institutional case studies are found very useful by our readership.

With the support of the John Smith Group, we have a £1500 prize fund to be awarded by the Editorial Board to one or more submissions. We are looking for pieces that clarify the challenges of change management.  

Interested in submitting?

To be considered for the prize, essays must be no longer than 5,000 words. Essays must be the original work of the author and must not be re-presentations of work that has already been published in any form. Only submissions that are exclusively for consideration by Perspectives will be valid.  

There are no restrictions on who may submit for the prize. Authors who work outside the UK may also submit work to the themed issue but should note that the prize competition is focussed on the UK higher education system.

Multiple authorship is welcomed but we reserve the right to use our prize fund as we see appropriate (and if there is multiple authorship the award would be divided equally between authors). We may also wish to recognise merit and make an award to the authors of more than one essay.

Prospective authors may find it useful to consult a previous themed issue that includes prize-winning essays. Please see: ‘The Challenge of Quality’, volume 21, issue 1.

It assists our editorial process if prospective authors submit a brief expression of interest but this is not a requirement. Please send these as soon as possible to the Principal Editor of Perspectives: d.law@keele.ac.uk.