About Efficiency Exchange

Efficiency Exchange is here to help you discover and share good practice to create a smarter working university. On our website you will find inspiration, ideas and resources shared by colleagues working in all areas of university life.

We publish a regular stream of blogs from professionals who generously share their insights and approaches to problem-solving as they face challenges of working more efficiently and effectively that many in the sector will recognise.

We have a rich set of interviews with senior leaders that offers a wealth of experiences and personal perspectives on university management. A useful resource for anyone aspiring to leadership.

Our compilation of case studies describe good practice in a range of management functions. We list a wide range of tools and services for university management, as well as reports relating to the efficiency agenda.

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To keep up to date with the latest on efficiency and effectiveness in UK higher education, you are welcome to subscribe for updates. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @EfficiencyEx.

Share your ideas and good practice

Do you have a story to tell about innovation and good practice to advance efficiency and value for money at your university? If so, the Efficiency Exchange offers an unrivalled opportunity for sharing your work and building your network. Here are some tips on how to go about it.


An Efficiency and Modernisation Task Group was set up by Universities UK in 2010 and led by Professor Sir Ian Diamond. Its report, known as the Diamond review, made a number of recommendations including the establishment of a digital ‘efficiency hub’. Universities UK and Jisc launched Efficiency Exchange in 2013, in partnership with Hefce and the Leadership Foundation who provided funding via the Innovation and Transformation Fund.

About efficiency, effectiveness and value for money in higher education

Visit the Universities UK website to learn more about how the UK higher education sector is committed to delivering efficiency, effectiveness and value for money for students, for government and for the wider public.

The team
To find out more about the Efficiency Exchange and how to get involved, contact:

The Efficiency Exchange service is delivered by Universities UK and Jisc in partnership with Hefce and the Leadership Foundation.

Universities UK, Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ

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