Strengthen your institution and shape its future.

Does your structure match your strategy and people? How will you make the right choices amongst competing priorities and build a sustainable future? How can you deliver value for your students, employees, local region and businesses? How will you deliver a surplus and where will it be invested?

These big decisions need to be taken in the context of shifting policy, increased regulation, new technology and heightened competition, but they also need to inform operational plans. And all of this is more likely to succeed when they are inclusive and collaborative, developed and implemented with stakeholder involvement.

From organisational design and restructure, strategy development to operational priorities, from financial planning to student experience, our experts help to shape your future. We work with senior leadership teams to drive forward organisational change on a range of strategic issues. These include reviewing your plans and provision for equality and diversity, widening participation, health and safety and facilities as well as student retention or policy development .

We also offer executive coaching to develop your leadership team, run workshops with your teams to develop their skills or create shared experiences, or can supply interim management across a range of professional services.

We understand the context of the broader higher education industry, the nonprofit sector and also how you work internally. This doesn’t mean we don’t challenge the status quo, but it does mean that we understand the sensitivities and/or politics and can find collaborative ways around them.

Recent Strategy Clients:
City Law School
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Central School of Speech & Drama
University of Exeter
University of Manchester

"Halpin's contribution to our work was hugely helpful and important. They showed great energy, flexibility and commitment during our time working together."
- Rebecca Thomas, Principal - Programmes, Equality and Human Rights Commission

"Halpin conducted a Health and Safety Review at the University of Sussex. Working with the senior Estates team, they reviewed how health and safety was being managed, and the governance processes both centrally and within different academic areas. Some challenging recommendations were put forward, all of which were taken on board and have been actively put in place.”
- Dr Tim Westlake, Chief Operating Officer, University of Sussex

Halpin can also help with 

> Fundraising

> Marketing 

> Governance

Featured client:
Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

Our equalities work with this world-leading conservatoire focused on race equality. It came from a commission by Central to assess the BAME student and staff experience, factors affecting recruitment and retention, and external perceptions of BAME students and professionals as a specialist institution.

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