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Halpin & Collab Group Sector Report: Further Education

Oct 08, 2020
Halpin and Collab Group today launched a brand-new report on the “state of the further education sector.” The report presents our findings following analysis of focus interviews conducted with 25 Principals and Chief Executives across UK Further Education colleges, and an accompanying survey.

Is the new revised CUC Code of Governance enough?

Sep 17, 2020
The CUC has just published its revised Higher Education Code of Governance. But is it enough?

GUEST POST Part 1: NSS is not fit for purpose - where did it go wrong?

Aug 27, 2020
As the sector becomes more reliant on the NSS results, the questions and concerns about the legitimacy or reliability of the NSS haven’t disappeared. In Part One, Eve Alcock discusses where it all went wrong.

GUEST POST Part 2: NSS is not fit for purpose - how should we put it right?

Aug 27, 2020
In her previous post, Eve shared three major ways in which the NSS has gone wrong. Its narrow view of the student experience, its lack of interest in active dissatisfaction and the consequence of prioritising metrics over experiences make it clear that the NSS is not fit for purpose. So what do we do next?

Upping the governance game in Wales

Aug 03, 2020
In 2019, Chairs and Vice-Chancellors in Wales commissioned Gillian Camm to do a review of HE governance in Wales. The report was published in December 2019 and set out a proposed way forward on governance that was clustered around a series of governance values. It is relevant to all UK HE institutions too.

3 reasons to make your next governance effectiveness review an external one

Jul 28, 2020
It can be tempting to carry out your governance effectiveness review without any external input. However, there are times when this approach doesn’t bring sufficient independence or fresh thinking. Here are 3 reasons to work with an external supplier on reviewing your governance arrangements:

Client Case Study: UCL Governance Review

Jul 28, 2020
Halpin recently completed a Governance Review at UCL. Here's an overview of what we did, along with a link to the final report.

Fundraising for Research: the joy of the job

Jul 22, 2020
The Coutts philanthropic reports showed that the biggest gifts from £million donors went to Education and Research. So yes, donors will give significantly to this area. But how do you alert them to your cause, and catch their interest?