OfS Requirements for Governor Oversight of Academic Standards and the Student Experience
Stephen Dudderidge, Registrar & Secretary at the University of Brighton, discusses the requirement for boards of governors to submit annual assurances to the Office for Students.
Isn’t it Time That More University Registrars and COOs Became Vice-Chancellors?
Vice-Chancellors have traditionally followed an academic route to become leader of an institution, but increasingly they are coming to the role from different backgrounds, within or even outside the sector. In this blog post, Dr David Llewellyn, Vice-Chancellor at Harper Adams University shares his leadership story.
What is Good Governance? Hearing Voices from Around the World
Jonathan Nicholls, Secretary at The Open University, discusses the different perspectives of good governance and questions whether it can be defined.
Universities Must Prioritise Support for Student Mental Health
Julian Sladdin, Partner at Pinsent Masons, considers how institutions can cope with the increasing demand for student mental health support.
How to Have Fewer Nightmares
Jenny Shaw, Student Experience Director at Unite Students, reflects on how we can offer adequate mental health support to students living in private accommodation.
Are Board Secretaries the Unsung Protectors of Institutional Reputation?
Susie Hills, Joint CEO and Co-founder of the Halpin Partnership, explains why an external review is a crucial governance tool.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Strategic and Governance Issues for Senior Managers
Diane Gilhooley, Partner and Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s UK and International Education Practice, explains why equality is top of the agenda for many institutions.
The Value of Strong Governance in Testing Times: A Perspective from Northern Ireland
Niamh Lamond, Chief Operating Officer at Ulster University, discusses the challenges facing Ulster University and the role of its leaders in approaching them.
All Change: Appointing a New Vice-Chancellor
Andrew Dodman, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Sheffield, reflects on the challenging process of recruiting and appointing a new Vice-Chancellor.
The Importance of Benefits Realisation
Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter, on how to develop an effective benefits realisation plan.