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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.

 

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.
The shortcut to empowered communications

The shortcut to empowered communications

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?

How much do Teaching Excellence awards and badges matter?

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

Fundraising lessons from Gareth Southgate

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.
7 things state school Heads need to know about fundraising….

7 things state school Heads need to know about fundraising….

If you are Head of a state school you won’t have much time to read this so here are the 7 things you need to know about fundraising….
A new recipe for higher education governance

A new recipe for higher education governance

The governance of our universities has focused inwards and concentrated on compliance rather than focusing outwards and on culture. This lack of focus on culture is very risky.
Funding the fundraising

Funding the fundraising

By encouraging and educating donors to challenge the ‘accepted wisdom’ of how fundraising has traditionally been funded, a tremendous opportunity for change – and a new way of thinking – presents itself. And that is something we should all be excited by.
Four ways to bolster your independent school’s fundraising in choppy financial waters.

Four ways to bolster your independent school’s fundraising in choppy financial waters.

The Independent school market is facing a storm of pressures. Costs and customer expectations are going up yet there is a deflationary pressure on fees, international markets are challenging and there is a scarcity of capital funding.