News & Articles

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.

 

Risk + impact = smarter cost savings

Risk + impact = smarter cost savings

Across the higher education sector, budgets are under significant strain and some institutions are facing very significant financial challenges. How do we undertake really smart cost savings programmes? The answer must lie in some form of impact and risk-based review of expenditure.
Collaborating with your competitors

Collaborating with your competitors

We all know there is an increased level of competition between universities. There’s no doubt that this is real; in student and staff recruitment as well as reputation and league tables. It was great to hear about some of the initiatives that are being taken to proactively manage relationships with their local communities and it is clear that this is another area where working in partnership can bring benefits.
The power of a review – a digest

The power of a review – a digest

Whether it’s for governance, your fundraising, your marketing or your strategic direction, we've put together this digest of useful review articles and resources from both Halpin experts and other sector experts for all areas of institutional leadership.
#WorldKindnessDay2019 – higher education leading the way

#WorldKindnessDay2019 – higher education leading the way

On #WorldKindnessDay2019 management consultancy Halpin Partnership celebrates Joint CEO Susie Hills along with fellow higher education professionals for their kindness in leadership.
The case for a personal review

The case for a personal review

The power of a career review... as professionals working in higher education, just as we should review organisational performance on a regular basis, we have a similar responsibility to stop and consider our own impact, performance, career journey and needs.
GUEST POST: Students finally have their say on Augar reforms

GUEST POST: Students finally have their say on Augar reforms

Recently released HEPI research shows students are ‘unconvinced’ about the appeal of the Augar Review’s reforms to HE student finance, with perhaps the THE summarising it best with their headline ‘Lower Tuition Fees? Meh’
Inequality – calling it out is not enough.

Inequality – calling it out is not enough.

Working in higher education, we strive to solve the most pressing challenges in the world. Imagining that we can do this as one homogeneous group is a mistake. In fact, it's probably how we got to this situation in the first place.
Mental Health – what are we doing?

Mental Health – what are we doing?

Every business wants to perform well, whether that is for-profit or otherwise. But performing well doesn’t have to come at the expense of your mental health. Achieving a balance is absolutely key. After all, who actually thinks family should come second?
What can HE learn from the collapse of Thomas Cook?

What can HE learn from the collapse of Thomas Cook?

What can higher education institutions learn from the collapse of Thomas Cook? Joint CEO Susie Hills considers some lessons we can take from recent events.
Five features of successful projects

Five features of successful projects

Throughout our work we have identified a series of factors that lead to a successful project – here are five to get you started. Use them to guide your work internally or to get the best out of consultants who work with you.
Marketing to undergraduate applicant parents

Marketing to undergraduate applicant parents

What about the parents of future undergraduates? What’s their role in the application journey, and what does this mean for marketing?
Developing the Board & Executive connection

Developing the Board & Executive connection

Good interaction between Council members themselves and with the Executive will always be key to understanding the University and good decision-making.