News & Articles

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

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For #IWD2019, let’s start with watching our words

For #IWD2019, let’s start with watching our words

The headline that “More FTSE 100 CEOs are called John than are women’ is certainly a striking one. A quick tally of UK university VCs tells us that it is not quite as bad in the higher education sector. (You’d need to include the Davids, Stephens, Stuarts, Nigels, Pauls, Peters AND Johns to beat the 25% of female leaders, which is still quite shocking but doesn’t quite have the same impact as the first headline).
Building a University for Life

Building a University for Life

“The idea that you will be able at 18 to study something and three years later you’ll have everything you need to take you through until you’re 75 is fanciful. If it ever were true it’s certainly not true now.”
Disrupting the Case for Support

Disrupting the Case for Support

A great fundraising campaign deserves a fabulous Case for Support. This is your chance to sell your story and inspire potential donors. It requires a careful blend of emotive, persuasive language with key facts and figures. Whether you're starting from scratch or partway through, Halpin's management consultants can help you develop a resonant Case.
Brexit + Trump = Time for Turbo-Charged Alumni Relations

Brexit + Trump = Time for Turbo-Charged Alumni Relations

Investment in alumni relations is timelier and more important than ever before. It really can no longer be ‘just about fundraising’. Alumni can play a vital role in uniting divided communities and helping institutions flourish in these challenging times.
Winning the dash to the UCAS deadline (and the race to the summer)

Winning the dash to the UCAS deadline (and the race to the summer)

The UCAS deadline provides an intense pressure point for marketing and admissions teams – and this year the stakes are high. Fewer 18-year-olds, intense competition, the Augar review, political uncertainty… The good news is that whilst there has to be a final dash towards the UCAS deadline, the race isn’t necessarily won or lost on that date.
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.