University procurement: not a sexy subject, but essential for our future

University procurement is not a sexy subject, says vice chancellor Nick Petford, but it’s time it became a bigger talking point if the sector are to make the savings demanded of them.

As budgetary threats to UK higher education remain high, with BIS announcing a reduction in its departmental expenditure limit of £150m in 2013-14, Petford says, “only if savings are expressed as tangible outcomes will people sit up and take notice”. Read the post on Guardian Professional.