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Knowing when to leave…

Mar 09, 2018
Halpin Partnership joint-CEO and Higher Education fellow Susie Hills reflects on the legacy of a good leader and why knowing when to leave holds the key…

The road less travelled - Berklee College of Music's inspiring new path

Feb 14, 2018
Halpin Partnership Higher Education consulting fellow – and arts education specialist – Tony Woodcock explores Berklee College of Music’s inspiring new path…

Will 2018 be Armageddon for some British universities?

Feb 06, 2018
Halpin Partnership consulting fellow – and academic brand consultant – David Miller suggests that 2018 could be the beginning of the end for the British universities which have stopped listening to their students…

How come 130 British universities are in the Top 10 for something or other?

Jan 04, 2018
Halpin Partnership consulting fellow – and academic brand consultant – David Miller explores the Higher Education sector’s obsession with rankings and argues that this is no alternative to real brand differentiation.

Can non-academics make good university leaders?

Dec 11, 2017
Halpin Partnership joint CEO, Susie Hills, interviews UK business executives taking on the role of university Vice-Chancellors in a feature in December’s Times Higher Education (THE) magazine.

The frustrating truth about using University league tables to judge senior leader’s performance.

Sep 27, 2017
Are league tables a useful measurement of the success (or otherwise) of university senior leadership teams? The truth is that ‘it depends’. And, frustratingly, ‘it’ probably ‘depends’ rather more than we might first think.

From gut instinct to solution – working with consultants to make things happen.

Sep 13, 2017
Using a consultant usually won’t bring you a revolutionary idea, in fact that’s usually not what you need anyway. What they will bring you is an external viewpoint, insight from the marketplace, a guiding voice and expert analysis.

The frustrating truth about interdisciplinary institutes.

Sep 05, 2017
The frustrating truth is that the way our universities are structured, governed and managed places obstacles in the path of an interdisciplinary approach.