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Rachel Hewitt

Rachel Hewitt

Director of Policy and Advocacy,
HEPI

Rachel joined HEPI in November 2018, as Director of Policy and Advocacy and has written about a wide variety of HE policy issues, including the financial stability of universities and the well-being of staff. Prior to joining HEPI, Rachel held a number of roles at the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), focused on data policy and governance and gathering requirements for information that could be met from HESA data. Rachel also lead on the review of data on graduate destinations and designed and implemented the new Graduate Outcomes survey. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Bath, where she also briefly worked with the careers department.

  • Sharing insights from the paper ‘Measuring well-being in higher education’ and other HEPI research to discuss the importance of using data to gain insights on the mental health and wellbeing of students
  • Using data insights to understand the long-term trends and aspects of student life influencing mental wellbeing, including the full student cycle
  • Highlighting gaps and inconsistencies in data collection, specifically on staff well-being and how these insights help to improve the wellbeing of both staff and students