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Part 1: One in five British Universities is slowly dying. And it’s entirely reversible.

Sep 28, 2018
More than 20% of British Universities are slowly dying. They are post-92 institutions who have seen their recruitment numbers fall every year since 2011. And to read the Guardian and the Times Higher, you’d think this was due to factors beyond their control.

How to engage stakeholders and give your research the impact it deserves

Sep 03, 2018
Research can be a lonely pursuit, but to you, the researcher, your project is fascinating – why wouldn’t you want to sing its virtues and curiosities from the rooftops?

8 signs consultancy might be right for you

Aug 21, 2018
Considering a career in consultancy? Read on to find out more about the job and whether it's right for you.

How safe can we make our universities?

Aug 21, 2018
The university sector seems confused about what is meant by safeguarding, and how far universities should go to ‘take care’ of their students. The debate seems to be taking us beyond the letter of the law to make campuses as safe as possible for students who choose to invest their time, future life prospects and future debt with us.

Clearing. The Black Friday of British higher education?

Aug 14, 2018
‘Shopping around’ this coming weekend is fine if you’re in the market for a new phone or holiday. But it’s not good enough in a market which you’ve never experienced before, which is going to cost you £50,000 +, which is going to absorb three years of your life, and which it will take the rest of your working life to pay for.

Case Study - University of Bath, Governance Review

Aug 13, 2018
Case Study - University of Bath, Governance Review

We’re celebrating our first birthday!

Aug 06, 2018
We are one!

There’s too much to do, to review.

Aug 01, 2018
Seeking an external review should not come from a fear of failure and noncompliance (most institutions will be compliant); it should be about aiming for best practice and governance that supports your institution to thrive in uncertain times. Whether it’s time for a review (or not) maybe it’s time for a fresh view.