Opening a new university: ARU Peterborough
A new university, a new chapter, a new challenge. James Rolfe, Chief Operating Officer of Anglia Ruskin University, and Professor Ross Renton, Principal of ARU Peterborough, share their vision for the new university, and how it came to fruition.
The future of student complaints: a tale of two processes?
The Freedom of Speech Bill causes confusion about student complaints. Simon Jennings, Director of Strategic Planning & Governance, Lancaster University, and Susan Matthews, Principal Associate, Weightmans LLP, explain that students need clarity on where to refer their complaints.
Spotlight on… Ravensbourne University London
Join us on a tour of Ravensbourne University London. Christopher Costigan, University Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, offers insights into the creative and digital arts university, which celebrates alumni such as David Bowie, Stella McCartney, and Andi Osho.
Outside looking in: the student experience from an international perspective
Quality. Research. Success. Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University in Dubai, shares the international perspective on the student experience in the UK. Hugh considers why they feel the grass is greener on the Western side.
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.
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.
Governance in times of change: insight-driven decision-making
Agile governance has been vital in the pandemic. Sarah Litchfield, Secretary and General Counsel, and Mat Cooling, Director of Risk and Assurance, at the University of Surrey, explain how data can maximise the efficiency of a governing body.
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?