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Emily Owen


Emily is a trainee consultant who is committed to working in the fast-paced and ever-changing higher education landscape. With a particular passion for strategy, analysis, and diversity within the professional environment, Emily is developing her skills in higher education leadership and management via Halpin’s trainee consultant pathway.

After graduating from Durham University with an English Literature degree in 2020, Emily began her career in the sector on the Graduate Management Programme at the University of Nottingham. Replacing the former Ambitious Futures national scheme, this gave Emily significant exposure to university leadership and management at faculty, school, and professional service levels.

Under the mentorship of senior colleagues, Emily has contributed to the creation of a 3-year departmental business plan, independently coordinated a demographic review of student residences, and has presented a number of findings and recommendations to internal directors and advisory boards. Prior to this, Emily also gained experience as an account manager and is passionate about developing strong relationships with her clients. Her keen eye for detail and commitment to organisational goals and values energises her work with Halpin.

Emily brings experience in analytical approaches, bigger picture thinking, and seeks to identify the narrative in any set of findings. She is particularly interested in the strategic alignment of university planning and the contribution of all colleagues to a core organisational goal.