Jon Bryan is treasurer of The Great Debate, a role he
took on in March 2013. Previous to that he was secretary of
The Great Debate for 11 years.
He is also Regional Support Official for
University and College Union (UCU),
the trade union for university and college lecturers, and
Jon spends his time dealing with issues affecting union members
in both further and higher education. Prior to this, he worked
as a lecturer in further education, teaching sociology, before
moving into trade union education and becoming a trade union official.
Jonís views on the changes in post-16 education and the impact on staff
have been published in the
The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Education and
A Lecturerís Guide to Further Education.
Jon has been a major supporter of
The Great Debate since its formation in 1998 and has
co-convened and chaired numerous discussions including
What is Sustainable Culture? as part of
Phoenix debate programme
in August 2010;
Engineering the Future as part of
The Great Debate:
Facing the Future in November 2011; and
Equity and the dispossessed as part of
to Equality?" in November 2012.