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Philanthropy and a Covid-19 Rich List

Philanthropy and a Covid-19 Rich List

Reading the recently published Sunday Times Rich List 2020 feels extraordinary. So many fortunes changing so quickly and so much reputational damage for the super-rich. And a very different editorial tone from the Sunday Times. What should those working in philanthropy take from this year's Rich List?
Fundraising – good enough to cut?

Fundraising – good enough to cut?

The CASE-Ross survey is out. As in most other years, it shows an increase in the amount being pledged (over 20% ...
Interview: Why HE governance has lessons to learn from the FE Sector

Interview: Why HE governance has lessons to learn from the FE Sector

How does governance in the Further Education sector compare to that in universities? Is there anything that each sector can learn from the other? We interview Craig Williams, a Clerk with experience of both areas, to better understand both the differences and lessons to be learned.
Reinventing international higher education

Reinventing international higher education

Covid-19 has brought significant risks to international student mobility, but it also brings an opportunity to reinvent the business of international education. Dr Vicky Lewis discusses some of the ways that this could take place, based on issues raised at the 2020 International Higher Education Forum.
Can governance still be effective from a distance?

Can governance still be effective from a distance?

In these challenging times, the need for good governance practice is more essential than ever. Without careful management, a remote meeting can have lower levels of engagement, an inadequate level of debate and ultimately, ineffectual decision making. Our top ten tips can help ensure that your Board meeting maintains high levels of effectiveness.
Interview: Risk & Student Experience with Shakira Martin

Interview: Risk & Student Experience with Shakira Martin

Shakira Martin is Head of Student Experience at Rose Bruford College. Before that, she was President of the National Union of Students UK. She’s also a Consulting Fellow for Halpin and a member of our Advisory Group. A few weeks ago Olivia Dunn caught up with her to ask her about risks within student experience. Here’s what she had to say.
10 things HE marketeers can do from home

10 things HE marketeers can do from home

Remote working? Here are 10 things that higher education marketeers can do at home that will deliver some positive impact both now and in the future.
Remote working support

Remote working support

A number of our clients have asked us about the best way to approach remote working. For many employees, this is the first time they have worked from home, and circumstances mean people will appreciate guidance and reassurance. Active remote management at this time will be absolutely key for keeping people engaged and healthy, mentally and physically.
Equality and diversity in Higher Education

Equality and diversity in Higher Education

Liz Baptiste discusses the Race Equality Charter Mark.
The risks of a homogeneous team

The risks of a homogeneous team

If diversity and inclusion is the norm, then so too is discomfort and tension. But managed correctly, with common goals and open communication, this discomfort and tension is the key to progressive, exciting – perhaps even magical - teamwork.
International student recruitment in a volatile landscape

International student recruitment in a volatile landscape

We operate in a volatile global landscape where geopolitical and related factors present risks to some of our core activities. Global events can have an impact – sometimes almost overnight – on international relationships, with the effects cascading rapidly to HEIs and their students.
Board secretaries – the unsung heroes of institutional reputation

Board secretaries – the unsung heroes of institutional reputation

How many institutions could be sure that if the media cast its light on them there wouldn’t be even a whiff of a negative story, which could grow under external gaze into a full-blown storm?