Rille Raaper is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Durham University where her research interests lie in the sociology of higher education. She is particularly interested in neoliberalisation of university policies and practices, student politics and the development of social competences through formal and informal curriculum. Before joining Durham, Rille held research and teaching positions at the University of Glasgow. She was involved in research projects on assessment practices in higher education and MOOC courses. Previously, she also worked at the Estonian National Agency of European Lifelong Learning Programme and coordinated the activities of adult education programme Grundtvig in Estonia. Rille completed BA and MA in Adult Education at Tallinn University, Ph.D in Education at the University of Glasgow, and Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice at Durham University.