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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.

Desperation. Or Reputation?

Jul 25, 2018
Strong brands don’t need desperation tactics to win customers. Strong brands are distinctive and self-confident. The confidence that comes from knowing your customers and knowing that they are really happy with you.

The shortcut to empowered communications

Jul 24, 2018
In a world of noise, claim back your measured silence: the gaps in the conversation, the spaces between the words, the pause for thought. Use this as your most empowering tool for communication.

How much do Teaching Excellence awards and badges matter?

Jul 09, 2018
Are teaching excellence awards and badges just for the feel-good factor, or are they vital information for students to hone their consumer persona and ‘wise choice’ skills?

Fundraising lessons from Gareth Southgate

Jul 04, 2018
Let’s face it, who isn’t just a little bit in love with Gareth Southgate right now? Who wouldn’t be impressed by his focus, modesty, attention to detail, attitude and waistcoats. As we all reflect on an extraordinary match, I think there are some interesting lessons for fundraisers.