At the recent Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM) ENGAGE #8 event, blended learning, critical thinking and leadership attributes received dedicated focus. This event was the eighth webinar in a series of monthly public engagement webinars hosted by the HELM programme on pertinent issues affecting higher education.

The 28 June event questioned the notion of universities as stable and enduring institutions. In the past, notwithstanding curriculum and other changes, students, teaching staff and administrative staff remained constant. However, CoViD-19 ushered in changes that challenged that notion. HELM ENGAGE #8 sought to explore how the 4th Industrial Revolution is affecting higher education in the context of on-going change.