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Equality and diversity in Higher Education

Mar 06, 2020

Introduction

It is well documented that an ethnically diverse higher education workforce positively affects the ability of institutions to deliver core services to a diverse student population.

In a survey conducted by the NUS on ‘Race for Equality’ (2011), on the experiences of Black students in further and higher education it highlighted that Black students want a more representative workforce, diverse teaching practices and more Black role models.

Many Black workers in higher education struggle to progress their career in the sector and there is extensive evidence that Black staff are unde...

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Feb 12, 2020
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HE: Political Risks & Issues 2020 - 1/3

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Halpin announces new Consulting Fellow

Jan 03, 2020
Halpin is delighted to announce that Ewart Wooldridge CBE joins the team as a Consulting Fellow.

Risk + impact = smarter cost savings

Jan 03, 2020
Across the higher education sector, budgets are under significant strain and some institutions are facing very significant financial challenges. How do we undertake really smart cost savings programmes? The answer must lie in some form of impact and risk-based review of expenditure.

Inequality - calling it out is not enough.

Oct 11, 2019
Working in higher education, we strive to solve the most pressing challenges in the world. Imagining that we can do this as one homogeneous group is a mistake. In fact, it's probably how we got to this situation in the first place.