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University of Manchester Governance Review Info

University of Manchester Governance Review Info

Information, FAQ and team biographies for the Halpin Review of Governance at University of Manchester.
Interview: Compassionate Restructures

Interview: Compassionate Restructures

We are delighted that Michelle Leek (ML) has joined Halpin as a Consulting Fellow. Michelle specialises in ...
What’s going on in HE Fundraising?

What’s going on in HE Fundraising?

For a sector that is normally very open and discursive, and has strong personal relationships, I was struck by how much of a barrier Covid has been in promoting wider understanding of what is going on in fundraising.
Reinventing the ‘review’

Reinventing the ‘review’

Susie Hills says it’s time to dust off the art of the review, reinvent it and super-charge it for 2021. It’s time to develop review processes that are focused, effective, swift, compassionate and energising.
University of Sussex Governance Review Info

University of Sussex Governance Review Info

Useful information, team biographies and FAQs relating to the University of Sussex Governance Review.
The university’s brand & reputation – what is the Board/Council’s role?

The university’s brand & reputation – what is the Board/Council’s role?

Frank Toop suggests it is worth considering whether the Board/Councils should be more involved in managing their public image due to the importance of the University’s brand and reputation.
The educational fog

The educational fog

Finding your way through government policy towards education and more broadly is like trying to find your way around a city in thick fog without either a map or a compass. The latest FE White Paper is yet another that underlines this and mostly adds to the problem, says Tim Melville Ross CBE.
3 reasons why using a consultancy gets things done

3 reasons why using a consultancy gets things done

There are three key reasons to bring in consultants who really understand the sector and what you need as an organisation. Shaun Horan explains.
Degree apprenticeships and technical education and training – here to stay?

Degree apprenticeships and technical education and training – here to stay?

It is clear that degree apprenticeships and technical education and training are here to stay as a key part of the employer and education landscape. Sara Doherty discusses.
Younger Independent Governors?

Younger Independent Governors?

The role of student governors can be difficult as they often enter a governing body with limited experience. However, with the right support and encouragement student governors can make a significant contribution to the Council/Board.
“Skills for Jobs”: what’s not to like?

“Skills for Jobs”: what’s not to like?

With the publication on 21 January of the Skills for Jobs White Paper, the vision set out in the PM’s speech has been fleshed out. The changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, as David Allen explains.
Senior Independent Governors

Senior Independent Governors

The Senior Independent Governor (SIG) is new to the CUC code, and as a result, many universities are either considering whether they wish to appoint one, or considering how they are going to ‘explain’ that they have considered it and decided not to do so.