For more than 30 years, Olivier Rollot has been a specialist in higher education and post-high school study options. During his studies at the University of Paris V René-Descartes, he created the first-ever magazine to cover the development of international higher education called “Student Europe” and later wrote the first post-Erasmus book called “Les étudiants migrateurs” (student migrants), Ramsay, 1999. Also, Chief Editor of the “L’Après Bac” (after the Baccalaureate) magazine, he developed a passion for advice on study options and contributed to the launch of the student column in the Figaro Magazine. Working in parallel as a journalist at groupe Hachette (Paris-Match, Parents, Télé 7 Jours, Le Journal du Dimanche, etc.), Olivier finished by devoting his time entirely to questions on study options when he joined l’Etudiant magazine as Section Editor in 1991. Here, he became successively Deputy Chief Editor and Chief Editor of the weekly “La Voix-l’Etudiant” (Student Voice), Director of Collections, and finally Director of Publications from 2000 to 2008. Having left l’Etudiant to develop a consulting activity, Olivier joined the Le Monde group in 2009 to launch “Le Monde Etudiant” (Le Monde Student), including special issues, education fairs and an internet column. For more than 10 years he wrote a blog called “Il y a une vie après le bac” (there is a life after the baccalaureate).
In 2012, his career took a change of direction and he joined HEADway Advisory to manage the editorial and communications activities. Each week since 2013, he has published a weekly electronic newsletter called L’Essentiel du Sup, and each month a special issue aimed at teachers preparing students for admissions into Business Schools.
Olivier has written a series of books advising students on study options, as well as books about younger generations or the world of education, including “La Génération Y” (Generation Y), PUF, 2012, “Le dictionnaire énervé des profs” (The irritated teachers dictionary), éditions de l’Opportun, 2009, etc., as well as his latest book published in September 2019 by éditions l’Etudiant, called “Le Nouveau Bac” (The new Baccalaureate exam). He has two children.