Let’s talk about efficiency – update November 2013


As mid-winter festivities hurtle towards us, we’re now at a pivotal point, what with UUK’s recent progress report on efficiency and Professor Sir Ian Diamond setting sail for the next leg on the sector’s efficiency journey. The Efficiency Exchange is kick-starting its second year by offering a new hub for university managers and administrators in partnership with the Guardian.

Dr David Duncan, Registrar and Secretary at the University of York, talks about valuing university managers and administrators (prompting a few high-fives and fist-pumps on Twitter) and Dr Mark Pegg of the Leadership Foundation reflects on how the way we think and talk about efficiency needs to evolve.

James Lacey, Finance Director at Nottingham Trent University, explains why ‘One version of the truth’ holds the key to good management information. And we caught up with Sarah Jackson, Director of the N8 Research Partnership, who published her report on efficiencies in higher education earlier this year.

Projects funded under the ITF programme are bearing fruit as the Higher Education Procurement Academy (HEPA) continues to ramp up its offering of professional development courses for procurement professionals and UWE sells out its National Academic Workload Management Conference.

See the Efficiency Exchange for more news and comment during November.