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Integrated Reporting could help answer the ‘value’ question

The competition to find a comprehensive and accessible way to gauge a university's value has a new entrant. Matt Sisson explains why BUFDG is championing Integrated Reporting as the way forward.
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UUK report: what do students want from their university?

To help inform the development of the OfS at this critical stage, Universities UK has carried out research with students to understand what they want, and most value, from their relationship with their university. This report sets out recommendations for how universities and the OfS can work together to address students' priorities in the new landscape.
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Nora Colton: employers help us ensure our graduates are work-ready

Professor Nora Colton is an economist and middle east expert who came to the UK from the United States to continue her academic career. Now deputy vice chancellor at the University of East London, she talks with Efficiency Exchange about sector differences between the two countries.
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Research contracting – HEFCE calls for examples of best practice

HEFCE has issued a request for evidence on existing good practice and key issues in research contracting. The deadline for submissions is Monday 4 September.
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Lean: taking the strain out of admissions

Middlesex University has boosted staff confidence, reduced mundane tasks and produced a better student experience, simply by improving their admissions system. Karolin Arvidsson sets out how they did it.
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Developing student and staff personas: a practical guide

If you want to be sure you're meeting the demands of your stakeholders as they use your services, creating personas to identify their needs will help sharpen your focus. As consultant Jean Mutton explains, it's a technique that's becoming more widely used and it needn't be a difficult process.

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