news & articles

Reinventing the 'review'

Mar 05, 2021
Susie Hills says it’s time to dust off the art of the review, reinvent it and super-charge it for 2021. It’s time to develop review processes that are focused, effective, swift, compassionate and energising.

University of Sussex Governance Review Info

Mar 05, 2021
Useful information, team biographies and FAQs relating to the University of Sussex Governance Review.

The university’s brand & reputation – what is the Board/Council’s role?

Mar 05, 2021
Frank Toop suggests it is worth considering whether the Board/Councils should be more involved in managing their public image due to the importance of the University’s brand and reputation.

The educational fog

Feb 16, 2021
Finding your way through government policy towards education and more broadly is like trying to find your way around a city in thick fog without either a map or a compass. The latest FE White Paper is yet another that underlines this and mostly adds to the problem, says Tim Melville Ross CBE.

3 reasons why using a consultancy gets things done

Feb 12, 2021
There are three key reasons to bring in consultants who really understand the sector and what you need as an organisation. Shaun Horan explains.

Degree apprenticeships and technical education and training - here to stay?

Feb 09, 2021
It is clear that degree apprenticeships and technical education and training are here to stay as a key part of the employer and education landscape. Sara Doherty discusses.

Younger Independent Governors?

Feb 02, 2021
The role of student governors can be difficult as they often enter a governing body with limited experience. However, with the right support and encouragement student governors can make a significant contribution to the Council/Board.

“Skills for Jobs”: what’s not to like?

Jan 26, 2021
With the publication on 21 January of the Skills for Jobs White Paper, the vision set out in the PM’s speech has been fleshed out. The changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, as David Allen explains.