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.
Financial Resilience: Six Practical Steps
In this post from Sarah Seed, Partner at Mills & Reeve, she discusses financial resilience and what steps you can take to ensure your institution does not cause a breach.
Transnational Education: Growth, Innovation and Development
With the clear connection between international student recruitment, the opportunity to diversify our income and Transnational Education (TNE), Paula Sanderson, Registrar and Secretary (Chief Operating Officer) at SOAS, University of London, discusses the benefits of TNE and the development potential it encourages.
True Organisational Efficiency Must Mean That Form Should Always Follow Function
Basing his reflections on the restructure of the Leadership Team within Professional Services at the University of Exeter, Mike Shore-Nye discusses the Why, How and When we should restructure and what it means for our teams and senior leaders.
Scottish Government’s Plans to Retain GPs by Making Medical Schools More Scottish
The Scottish Government has trialled a number of initiatives to retain doctors who train at Scottish medical schools. Sophie Byrne of Anderson Strathern discusses the initiatives and the impact it could have on the healthcare system in Scotland.
Europe – the New Market for TNE?
In this blog post, Tom Buckley, Director of Recruitment, Admissions and International Development at Lancaster University shares the rationale and lessons learnt from the establishment of their new campus in Germany.
Meet our Members: David Duncan
David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow, discusses what his role encompasses as well as the challenges for his institution and the sector.
GDPR: One Year On
On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. In this blog post, Andrew Cornforth and Cerys Wyn Davies of Pinsent Masons reflect on the impact the new regulation has had on universities.
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.
The Art of Augar: Hitting the Right Notes or a Little Off Key?
On Thursday 30th May 2019, the long-anticipated review of post-18 education and funding was launched. Never before has a government review been so quickly and thoroughly dissected, discussed and analysed, but the implications of the review will take longer to realise. In this blog post, Helen Watson, Registrar and Secretary at Goldsmiths, University of London, shares her initial thoughts.