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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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
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
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?
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?
‘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 are one!
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?
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
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?
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
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….
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….