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Efficiency Exchange

Efficiency Exchange

The impact of cuts on capital investment

Faced with 85% cuts to teaching and capital funding, universities generally have two options if they wish to improve their campuses: borrow or save....

Productive efficiencies in higher education – three case studies

These case studies were selected from the report ‘Making the best better – efficiency and effectiveness in higher education’, produced by Sarah Jackson of the N8 Research Partnership on secondment to BIS.

Shared services to enhance the student experience – Q+A panel debate 3 July

Shared services can deliver efficiencies, value-for-money and a better quality student experience – and yet they raise a number of issues. For example, “What...

Strategic Sourcing in Higher Education – Survey

Senior managers involved in strategic sourcing decisions within UK higher education institutions are invited to participate in a HEFCE and Leadership Foundation funded research project....

Procurement UK Discussion Paper – April 2013

Procurement UK, formed to drive forward the procurement agenda in higher education, publishes its initial Discussion Paper for review and comment.

Operational efficiencies in higher education – three case studies

Universities are increasing their effectiveness by driving operational efficiencies and reinvesting the savings made in front line student services and better research – thereby...
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Employee engagement toolkit for higher education

UCEA and UHR have worked in partnership to develop a toolkit on employee engagement specifically for the HE sector. The project was jointly funded by...

Making the best better – efficiency and effectiveness in higher education – report for...

Making the best better - efficiency and effectiveness in higher education - report for BIS

Universities rise to the efficiency challenge

There is no shortage of people in HE who are willing to talk passionately about their research or most promising student. But do people...

Procurement as a strategic asset in higher education – call for evidence

We know that procurement makes a key contribution to the savings agenda in higher education, yet the strategic value of procurement within institutions is...