news & articles

International student recruitment in a volatile landscape

Feb 12, 2020
We operate in a volatile global landscape where geopolitical and related factors present risks to some of our core activities. Global events can have an impact – sometimes almost overnight – on international relationships, with the effects cascading rapidly to HEIs and their students.

HE: Strategy & Governance Risks & Issues 2020 2/3

Jan 30, 2020
There are many more issues than politics to consider in HE (although politics affects them all), and this is our second article in a series of three. Here, we focus on governance and the strategic issues and challenges facing universities in the coming years.

HE: Political Risks & Issues 2020 - 1/3

Jan 23, 2020
What should university leaders be thinking about in the first half of the roaring 20s, given the political climate?

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.

Mental Health – what are we doing?

Oct 09, 2019
Every business wants to perform well, whether that is for-profit or otherwise. But performing well doesn’t have to come at the expense of your mental health. Achieving a balance is absolutely key. After all, who actually thinks family should come second?

Taking kindness to a national level

Jul 16, 2019
Do we want to be seen as the arrogant know-it-all who may be pretty good at some stuff but wants to be the centre of attention and have everyone gravitate towards them? Or do we want to be seen as the helpful, generous, open-minded friend who is willing to listen and learn and reach out to help resolve problems? Do we want to be inward-facing and self-centred or outward-looking and interested in others? How about striving to become a sector characterised by kindness: one that is described by those in other countries not just as a world-class system, but as a world-class collaborator and friend?