Governance & Policy

Inquiries, Research & Reviews

Listening, Learning and Doing Better

Expectations of universities are rightly high.

They are expected to operate for the public good and according to their values. They are expected to deliver teaching and research effectively and efficiently and to be “good citizens”.

Sometimes, despite best intentions, universities can fall short of these expectations. As with any institution, issues can emerge, mistakes can be made, and behaviours can fall short of expectations.

The Halpin team are highly experienced in designing and delivering independent inquiries and reviews. Our goal is to enable institutions to listen, learn and do better.

“Halpin worked with the University of Westminster during 2019 to review governance arrangements, ensuring that they were fit for purpose following a period of significant change and transformation for the University. They undertook a thorough review, interviewing a large cohort and observing a full range of Court, Committee and management meetings. Their recommendations were helpful and pragmatic and enabled us to take a high level of assurance from our existing practices as well as areas for further enhancement. ”

John Cappock, University Secretary & COO, University of Westminster

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