About Efficiency Exchange

Efficiency Exchange is here to help you and your institution discover and share good practice and innovation in the delivery of value for students. On our website you will find ideas, and resources, case studies and interviews shared by colleagues working in all areas of university life. Efficiency Exchange is where you and your colleagues can share achievements, reflections, initiatives and projects showcasing how the HE sector adds value to our student experience and learning.

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.

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

The Efficiency Exchange service is delivered by the Centre for Citizenship Enterprise and Governance.

Bureau 112, UN Innovation, Green Street, Northampton NN1 2BN

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