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WRAP information sheet – want to cut the cost of food?

Throwing food away costs much more than just the waste disposal bill; there is the cost of the food itself, the fuel in cooking and the time staff take to prepare it and throw it away. This information sheet by WRAP shows what you can do to cut costs relating to food waste.
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The risks and challenges around large investment, transformation and change programmes in higher education

This document highlights the key issues and risks institutions should consider in managing institutional change and investment programmes and the sorts of questions non-executives should be asking. It is part of a series of documents around the theme of managing risk in higher education, each one focusing on different issues [registration required].

AUDE updates its toolkit for sustainable estates

An updated version of the Model of Estates Costs has been published by AUDE, which feeds into its toolkit providing guidance for a sustainable estate. The toolkit, which is backed by a number of higher education funders, was put together to improve the tools available to institutions for the management of space in the sector.

HE Shared Legal

Subscription-based legal guidance service for UK HE institutions. Includes help desk and assistance with engaging legal advisers. Operating on a pilot basis, with HEFCE funding.

Schools Planning Framework for Academic Leaders

The Schools Planning Framework project funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, seeks to explore the development of a practical application of a performance management tool, aimed at academic units. The report sets out the findings of the project as a case study based at the University of Lincoln.

Developing the next generation – Brunel University

A guidance and good practice resource for the leadership development of early career researchers and academics, based on a research project funded by the Leadership Foundation's Innovation and Transformation Fund.

Change management

A guide providing evidence-based research from projects involving large-scale change, focusing on: organisational efficiency, the student experience, business and community engagement and environmental performance.

Model letter of agreement – equipment loans

Model letter of agreement for equipment loans between institutions, developed jointly by Cambridge University and the Association of University Practitioners.
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Collaboration and shared services in UK higher education: report launch

Today sees the launch of a report on collaboration and shared services in higher education, which was commissioned by Efficiency Exchange. The report’s co-author Andrew Rothwell explains that with shared services "the best is yet to come”.
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Letter from BIS to HEFCE calls for annual efficiency reports

HEFCE has been urged to work with Universities UK and the sector to deliver the recommendations of Professor Sir Ian Diamond’s efficiency reviews, in the latest letter from the business secretary. The letter also calls for the production of annual reports monitoring progress on efficiency, both for the sector as a whole and from individual institutions.