AHUA Spring Conference 2021 Sponsors

Anderson Strathern is a leading independent Scottish full service legal firm working in the public, commercial and private client sectors with over 50 partners and 250 employees working for clients all across Scotland.

Consistently ranked in the 1st Tier of Law firms for Education matters in Scotland clients include St Andrews University, Strathclyde University, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland and UHI, as well as the Scottish Government, and a number of Local Authorities and regulatory bodies such as the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.

Carson McDowell is Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm, with experts working across more specialist legal areas than any other local firm.

Carson McDowell has over 150 people, including 27 partners, advising some of the largest, most commercially sophisticated local businesses as well as blue-chip industrial, service and financial companies, emerging enterprises, the education sector, public bodies and international clients operating in Northern Ireland.

Based in Belfast, Carson McDowell is the leading Northern Irish firm in the most recent edition of the Chambers UK Guide, ranking number one across more practice areas than any other local firm.

We are a major UK law firm and a top tier provider of legal services to the education sector in England and Wales with over 450 lawyers across six offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London, Manchester and Norwich.

We have supported our education clients in their international activities in over 75 jurisdictions through our extensive trusted network of independent law firms across the globe.

We are the only law firm to feature in The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work For list, 17 years running.“They’re my go-to firm, and are real leaders in the field for the issues facing the sector.” Chambers UK.

EAB is a global best practice Higher Education partner that provides best practice research and consultative implementation support to the world’s leading universities and is considered the gold standard of North America Higher Education strategy development. Conducting research across our 2,000+ members and beyond, EAB completes 50 major research publications on progressive management practices and more than 10,000 member-specific research reports each and every year.

Over the past two years, EAB has established a London based office dedicated to serving the needs of UK Higher Education. Since that time EAB now serves over 35 Universities across the UK, 4 in Ireland, and over 10 Universities in continental Europe. In addition to the UK & EU, EAB has now started to expand their international cohort of Universities into the Middle East as well as New Zealand & Australia to provide a truly global perspective of best practice in Higher Education.

Halpin is the home of experts in higher education governance, fundraising and strategy. This is a fresh approach to management consultancy, designed to meet the specific needs of the higher and further education sectors.

We have become known as the ‘go-to’ consultancy for governance reviews, having delivered projects for clients such as University of Bath, Universities UK, University of Westminster, QAA, UCL and Leeds Trinity University.

Halpin delivers smart projects, reviews and assessments across HE/FE that achieve best practice and lead to operational change, strengthening efficiency and resilience. Our Consultants, Consulting Fellows and Senior Advisors have senior-level expertise in HE, FE, and other sectors including professional bodies, charities and arts/cultural organisations. They have ‘boots on the ground’ experience and a blend of proven results.

Halpin is committed to providing intelligent and thoughtful commentary on the higher education sector and the challenges it faces. In the past year we have published reports on the impact of Covid-19 on both higher education fundraising and also higher education governance. We have also authored a report on UK Universities’ Response to Black Lives Matter, and another report on ‘Leading through Covid – Lessons for HE in Transition’. In a year like no other, we have also hosted regular webinars and roundtables on hot sector topics in order to help keep the sector’s professionals connected.

For more information, visit our website or email info@halpinpartnership.com.