[Podcast] The great leveler: Higher education and cognitive agility

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Is the higher education system doing a good enough job preparing our next generation of leaders for the demands of the workplace of the future – and, for that matter, the present? We asked Mary Curnock-Cook, an expert on this topic and the former chief executive at the Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS) in the United Kingdom. In her 25-year career in education, Mary has gotten a first-hand look at how people move through the higher education system, and she’s been privy to data insights that inform her own perspectives on the direction this field is moving in.

Connect with Mary Curnock-Cook on Twitter: @MaryCurnockCook


  • Mary Curnock-Cook, education expert and former chief executive of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

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