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Efficiency Exchange

Efficiency Exchange

Outsourced vs on campus services: what’s the best model? – live chat

With the sector spending around £10bn a year on goods and services, universities are looking to reorganise – through outsourcing or collaborative procurement –...

MOOCs – is a business case emerging?

Some interesting observations here from Peter Tinson, Executive Secretary of UCISA, following the recent Guardian Future of Higher Education Summit. Views at the event...

HE sector prepares for future financial challenges

In the year before the introduction of the new funding arrangements for higher education in England, the sector overall was in a sound financial...

UCISA13: Vice-Chancellors Question Time

The UCISA 2013 conference in Liverpool last week featured a lively Question Time session with vice-chancellors Sir Howard Newby - University of Liverpool, Professor...

Universities can deliver value for money and maintain world-leading quality

At the recent Universities UK conference on efficiency in higher education, and in the THE last week, we heard that the sector is not...

Efficiency in higher education: second annual conference – highlights and presentations

A big thank you to our excellent roster of speakers and the participation of all delegates who helped to make this a very productive...

Let’s talk about efficiency

We've brought the service online quickly to start the conversation with you - but keep in mind that this is a work in progress. Right...

If it looks like a shared service…

More and more universities and colleges are looking at the potential for shared services to deliver efficiencies, says Steve Butcher of Hefce.

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...

Efficiency and effectiveness in higher education (‘Diamond Review’) 2011

Efficiency and effectiveness in higher education: A report by the Universities UK Efficiency and Modernisation Task Group ('Diamond Review') 2011