Dr Pathik Pathak

Higher education heretic, social innovation junkie, Arsenal saddo.

3 lessons from Spark India 2016: badges, growth mindsets and wolves

It’s unsurprising that the things we fight hardest for mean the most to us. For four years I harboured the dream of bringing students to Mumbai to learn from the … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Universities and Brexit: a test of our resilience & values

I’m fortunate enough to live close enough to my university to cycle there.  Come Monday, the first day I was at work after the referendum, I found myself racing through the streets … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Taking our country back – to the 1980s

Let’s not mince words. Thursday’s vote was both cataclysmic and catastrophic for the UK. Paul Krugman doesn’ think the economic fallout will be as bad as some fear, but the political … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment


  When you’ve been working on a conference for the best part of six months, your and your university’s name is plastered all over it, but it’s in another continent, it … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Part 3: the borderless disposition

Now we’ve looked at some of the external drivers shaping our borderless word, let’s turn to a bigger question. Why should we want to live in one, and what does it … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leaders without borders, part 2: why?

A justification of borderless leaders

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leaders without Borders, part 1

  For those of you familiar with my various outpourings in the UK and Indian media over the past two years, I’ve been expounding on the virtues of what I … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment