It’s time to get smarter about efficiency
Efficiency is a hard sell in the education sector. But it has never been more important. Richard Calvert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Operations), at Sheffield Hallam University, explains why efficient universities will manage better in the turbulent years ahead.
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.
The pros and cons of modularisation: build your own adventure?
The move towards modularisation has begun. Dr Ant Bagshaw, principal management consultant at Nous Group, considers the opportunities and challenges that this will bring to the sector. Are students ready to build their own adventure?
Working in higher education overseas: not designed to make you comfortable
One travels to run away from routine. Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University in Dubai, reflects on his three years living in the Middle East, and shares advice on how to prepare and succeed.
Meet our members: Jim McGeorge
There is no typical day for a senior university leader. Meet Jim McGeorge, University Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Dundee. Jim shares his passion for working in such a liberal, diverse sector, and discusses the value in being an all-rounder.
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.
Reviewing the Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code
Focus on fair senior staff pay has heightened since the pandemic. There is no better time to review the Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code. Victoria Holbrook, Assistant Director, Governance, at Advance HE, offers her reflections from the review.
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.
Meet our Members: Ester Ruskuc
From piano lessons to policy. Meet Ester Ruskuc, Director of Strategy and Policy at the University of St Andrews. Ester reflects on her career, current responsibilities, and pressing challenges.
Asking the Chair of Council: How should registrars change in these changing times?
Registrars need to change in these changing times. Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter, speaks to his Chair of Council, Sarah Turvill, to gain insights on how we can best adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.