Five things University staff need to know about kindness and its super-powers
In celebration of KindFest, Susie Hills, CEO and Co-Founder at Halpin explores five ways in which kindness affects universities.
Establishing Governance Arrangements for a University Start-up
With over £70m of government funding secured to date across three phases of delivery, ARU Peterborough is due to open its doors to students in September. Paul Bogle, ARU Secretary & Clerk, shares his thoughts on setting up governance arrangements for an innovative partnership based, university start-up venture.
5 reflections on the power of everyday governance practices
Following the AHUA's 2022 Spring Conference in Glasgow, Advance HE’s Victoria Holbrook, Aaron Porter, and Associate, Mark Adderley, Chair of Scottish Squash, list key points from their session: ‘Looking back to look forwards – do Boards need new ways of working with stakeholders?’
Beyond the (reportable) event horizon
The new guidance on Reportable Events from the Office for Students will be taking effect from 1 January 2022. Chris Ince, University Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer at University of Hull offers his opinion on the Advice.
The role of a students’ union CEO
Ben Vulliamy, Chief Executive at University of York Students’ Union, describes the complex and varied role of a students’ union CEO.
Leadership transitions in universities: arriving, surviving and thriving at the top
Arriving, surviving, thriving. Tom Kennie and Robin Middlehurst from Ranmore Consulting reflect on their recent webinar for AHUA, in which members discussed their experiences of recruiting a new Vice-Chancellor or equivalent.
Governance under pressure – academic governance
University governance is under pressure. In this new series of posts, Susie Hills, Halpin Joint CEO, speaks with Professor Wyn Morgan, Halpin Consulting Fellow and Professor of Economics at the University of Sheffield. They discuss the pressure that COVID has put on academic governance.
Board diversity: developing a toolkit for professionals
Diverse boards are effective boards. Dr Matthew Andrews, University Secretary and Registrar at the University of Gloucestershire, seeks the views of governance professionals to help develop a new toolkit to support board diversification.
New chair, new opportunity: Our relationship with the Office for Students
The Office for Students has a new chair. It could be time for a relationship reboot. Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, considers the challenges that Lord Wharton will face, and how we can forge a better partnership with the OfS moving forwards.
Getting the most out of governance effectiveness reviews
Dr Jacqui Brasted, Director of JB HE Consulting and independent governor at Bath Spa University, outlines the key considerations in a governance effectiveness review and how to get the most out of a review.