Tell us how #BrHExit impacted your work

Submit your work to Perspectives for the chance to win a prize

Become a published author

The UK higher education sector is facing uncertain times, as the Brexit vote triggered a multitude of changes that threaten the sector’s many achievements. Revised immigration controls threaten student recruitment, as latest UCAS figures show a decrease in EU applicants by 7%. Moreover, there has been slow growth in fees from international students.

As HE professionals, we know the challenges you are now facing in your field are unprecedented, and must have significantly impacted your work. This is why the Editorial Board of Perspectives invites you to submit an essay, detailing the changes your career path might have gone through post-Brexit vote. Submissions will also be entered for our third prize competition. 

What your essay should focus on

We encourage you 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, and essays that refer to practical experience are particularly welcome.

We hope to receive some work that is focused 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 the Perspectives readership.

We are also interested in hearing from senior colleagues in the sector who may wish to use our pages to present their views.  Articles for the themed issue may be submitted outside the essay prize competition.  A covering letter should be added to the online submission to indicate whether the article is for consideration in the prize competition.

The prize

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. 

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 representations 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 focused 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.

Submitting your essay

Submission is via the ScholarOne Manuscripts site, which can be accessed through the Taylor and Francis webpages.

The closing date for submissions is 31 October 2017.  

Submissions received after this date may be eligible for inclusion in the themed issue but not for a prize. 

For any questions or queries, please email


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