As pro vice chancellor for external relations at the University of Central Lancashire, Joel Arber works with local stakeholders to improve regional prosperity. He tells Efficiency Exchange that universities are drivers of economic growth and must focus on that role, rather than dwelling on things out of their control.
Online and blended learning can help make higher education teaching more interactive and efficient, but staff often lack confidence in using technology and have little or no time to learn. Sarah Sherman describes how a group of London institutions have launched online training to tackle this problem.
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The Efficiency Exchange is relocating to the Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance (CCEG) at the University of Northampton, following an agreement with the...
Collaborative procurement on construction for universities in the north east of England has been made easier with a £750m framework agreement, the first of its scale in the UK. Greg Barnes, who worked on the agreement for the North Eastern Universities Procurement Consortium (NEUPC), describes its benefits and lessons learned while putting it together.
Breaking the barriers to engagement: Understanding higher education perceptions through young researchers
Understanding the barriers to higher education among disadvantaged communities is a principal challenge. Jemma Basham writes on the Hefce blog about an innovative project in Yorkshire that is training young people to be researchers, thereby unlocking fresh understanding and solutions for the future.