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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.
GUEST POST Part 2: NSS is not fit for purpose – how should we put it right?

GUEST POST Part 2: NSS is not fit for purpose – how should we put it right?

In her previous post, Eve shared three major ways in which the NSS has gone wrong. Its narrow view of the student experience, its lack of interest in active dissatisfaction and the consequence of prioritising metrics over experiences make it clear that the NSS is not fit for purpose. So what do we do next?
Upping the governance game in Wales

Upping the governance game in Wales

In 2019, Chairs and Vice-Chancellors in Wales commissioned Gillian Camm to do a review of HE governance in Wales. The report was published in December 2019 and set out a proposed way forward on governance that was clustered around a series of governance values. It is relevant to all UK HE institutions too.
3 reasons to make your next governance effectiveness review an external one

3 reasons to make your next governance effectiveness review an external one

It can be tempting to carry out your governance effectiveness review without any external input. However, there are times when this approach doesn’t bring sufficient independence or fresh thinking. Here are 3 reasons to work with an external supplier on reviewing your governance arrangements:
Fundraising for Research: the joy of the job

Fundraising for Research: the joy of the job

The Coutts philanthropic reports showed that the biggest gifts from £million donors went to Education and Research. So yes, donors will give significantly to this area. But how do you alert them to your cause, and catch their interest?
Higher Education fundraising in a time of crisis

Higher Education fundraising in a time of crisis

To better understand the impact of Covid-19 on fundraising and the ways in which higher education institutions have responded, we reached out to five fundraising leaders to discuss their challenges and obtained insights from 20 universities via a short online survey. Download the report here.
Halpin announces FE Consulting Team

Halpin announces FE Consulting Team

Halpin, a management consultancy for the nonprofit sector, has today launched a suite of services tailored to the further education sector, and has assembled a team of highly regarded FE experts to deliver them.
Sam Gyimah joins Halpin as Senior Advisor

Sam Gyimah joins Halpin as Senior Advisor

Halpin is pleased to announce Sam Gyimah has joined the team as a Senior Advisor.
Higher Education governance in a time of crisis

Higher Education governance in a time of crisis

To help the sector understand the impact of Covid-19 on governance practice and to give reassurance to universities that they were not alone in overcoming these new challenges, we captured feedback from 39 institutions via a short online survey.
Where we find kind – kindness resources

Where we find kind – kindness resources

During the course of Susie Hills' research into kindness, particular in a leadership context, she has found these resources a particular source of inspiration. Here we list the books, articles, websites and TED Talks that have infomred Susie's thinking along the way.