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

 

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.
A seven-step approach to ‘remote’ problem solving with your team.

A seven-step approach to ‘remote’ problem solving with your team.

The seven-step approach to successfully handling serious problems - step back and immediately begin a process to help you gain a calm and thorough understanding of the problem.
Leading Through Covid – Lessons for HE in Transition

Leading Through Covid – Lessons for HE in Transition

This report tells the Covid-19 leadership story in HE so far as seen through the eyes of those who are in key sector leadership roles. The aim of the project is to capture the leadership lessons as we travel through this extraordinary period. The following summary provides headlines on the methodology and key themes.
Halpin Sector Report: UK Universities’ Response to BLM

Halpin Sector Report: UK Universities’ Response to BLM

Halpin is delighted to today release the much-anticipated report: 'UK Universities' Response to Black Lives Matter.
Halpin is proud to announce our partnership and support for #Kindfest2020.

Halpin is proud to announce our partnership and support for #Kindfest2020.

Halpin is excited to be a partner and supporter of the inaugural #Kindfest2020 being hosted by Teamkind.
Halpin & Collab Group Sector Report: Further Education

Halpin & Collab Group Sector Report: Further Education

Halpin and Collab Group today launched a brand-new report on the “state of the further education sector.” The report presents our findings following analysis of focus interviews conducted with 25 Principals and Chief Executives across UK Further Education colleges, and an accompanying survey.
Is the new revised CUC Code of Governance enough?

Is the new revised CUC Code of Governance enough?

The CUC has just published its revised Higher Education Code of Governance. But is it enough?
GUEST POST Part 1: NSS is not fit for purpose – where did it go wrong?

GUEST POST Part 1: NSS is not fit for purpose – where did it go wrong?

As the sector becomes more reliant on the NSS results, the questions and concerns about the legitimacy or reliability of the NSS haven’t disappeared. In Part One, Eve Alcock discusses where it all went wrong.