An (Ofsted) Inspector Calls……days in the life of an Ofsted nominee
Prepare for Ofsted inspections and be proactive in ensuring inspectors understand your provision. Thoughts and insights on a recent inspection from Helen Galbraith, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Experience) at the University of Chester.
“All change, please”
Organisational change hasn’t always been seen as one of our strengths as a sector. But is it time to re-evaluate that in the light of our response to Covid? Richard Calvert, DVC at Sheffield Hallam, reflects on what we’ve learned from the last 2-3 years about agility and responsiveness, and how we can embed this in future thinking about transformation and change.
Tackling Harassment and Sexual Misconduct – can Universities do more?
New guidance from the Committee of University Chairs (CUC) offers support on addressing and tackling harassment and misconduct in HEIs. Amanda Oliver, Deputy Executive Secretary, CUC, explains more.
Consent. It’s as simple as a global pandemic
Dr Nina Burrowes, founder of the Consent Collective, discusses how to implement the latest guidelines and initiate conversations around consent.
Efficiency as a strategic enabler at Edinburgh Napier University
Lindsay Ramage, Head of Research Governance, Edinburgh Napier University, discusses the success of the introduction of Worktribe to manage the ethical review process for research projects.
Going Further, Going Higher: a roadmap to closer collaboration between Universities and Colleges
Closer collaboration between Higher and Further Education can play a critical role in the Levelling Up agenda, both locally and nationally. But relationships are often strained, and opportunities under-exploited. Richard Calvert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University, draws on recent work in this area, and argues for a more consistent investment of time and effort from sector leaders.
Learning to lead in a hybrid world
As we emerge from a world of lockdowns and remote working, many of us see the future as “hybrid”. But what does this really mean, and what are its implications for staff, students and the wider community?
Richard Calvert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University, reflects on the opportunities to re-think how we work, but also the challenges for individuals and for leadership.
Unlocking our thinking about space
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our thinking about how we teach, work and learn in ways we never imagined. Richard Calvert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Operations) at Sheffield Hallam University, reflects on the opportunities this creates to re-think campus design and use, and on how we could use campus spaces more efficiently.
Increase in cyber security attacks requires a sector-wide strategic response
Cyber security attacks are on the rise. Henry Hughes, Director of Security at Jisc, offers several preventative approaches and reactive defences to help strengthen our universities against cyber crime.
Finding our civic voice: the first year of the Civic University Network
The civic role of universities is a vital piece of the jigsaw for COVID recovery. Richard Calvert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Operations), at Sheffield Hallam University, reflects on the first year of the Civic University Network.