News & Articles

We like to have our finger on the pulse. Here, you’ll find our entire library of blogs and articles.

If you’d like to write for Halpin as a guest author, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Halpin announces latest addition to their growing team of experts

Halpin announces latest addition to their growing team of experts

Halpin is delighted to announce the appointment of Rachel Killian as Senior Consultant.
Unconditional offers. How to discount your reputation.

Unconditional offers. How to discount your reputation.

The news from UCAS that over a third of students in England, Wales & Northern Ireland received an unconditional offer in the last cycle reminds us how many universities are scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Value for money in HE – denial is not an option

Value for money in HE – denial is not an option

The recent report by the House of Commons Education Committee ‘Value for money in higher education’ offers vital insight into the prevailing winds in HE, and how the concept of value for money for students is going to shape universities over the coming years. So what is the report signalling, and what should universities be doing right now?
Part 2: One in 5 British Universities is slowly dying. These five steps might just save them.

Part 2: One in 5 British Universities is slowly dying. These five steps might just save them.

Successful universities in the post-92 group have developed a strong sense of mission and identity. They realise that we are all living in a world which is very different to that of a decade ago. A world where at least in the short to medium term, supply exceeds demand. And a much more competitive world where only the fittest will survive.
Part 1: One in five British Universities is slowly dying. And it’s entirely reversible.

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

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

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

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

8 signs consultancy might be right for you

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?

How safe can we make our universities?

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?

Clearing. The Black Friday of British higher education?

‘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.
We’re celebrating our first birthday!

We’re celebrating our first birthday!

We are one!
There’s too much to do, to review.

There’s too much to do, to review.

Given all the changes and the challenges facing higher education, this might be the very time to review – whether it’s due or not.
Desperation. Or Reputation?

Desperation. Or Reputation?

A seriously depressing article appeared in the Sunday Times last weekend (22nd July) on how a number of British universities are resorting to desperation tactics in order to attract the brightest students. This in a year when the number of student applicants is down to its lowest level in a decade.