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Model letter of agreement – facilities sharing

Model agreement for sharing facilities between institutions, developed jointly by Cambridge University and the Association of University Practitioners.
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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.

Developing the tools to navigate the student journey

Last week Claire Povah explained how Lancaster University mapped the student journey, in a bid to better understand their needs. Today, Chris Dixon explains how the map informed the development of apps to give students a smoother start to academic life.

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

CREST – Consortium for Research Excellence, Support and Training

Provides an innovative model for how to further research excellence and promote institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration.
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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.

Jisc SSL certificate service

Here at Jisc, we have been helping customers protect their websites through our certificate service. The service allows customers to obtain secure socket layer (SSL) certificates which are a vital part of internet security.
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Integrated Reporting in four British universities

*** Reposted with working link *** This document is intended to assist universities in their transition to this new approach to 'value creation', just as universities start thinking about producing annual reports and accounts for the latest financial year. It is the second phase of BUFDG's work in encouraging universities to adopt Integrated Reporting.
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Tax in higher education institutions

BUFDG has produced a concise, accessible briefing on Tax in Higher Education Institutions. It uses non-technical language, and is written in a way that is clear and accessible to those who aren’t tax experts. It’s aimed at anyone involved in the management, leadership, or governance in HEIs.
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Scottish efficiency strategy ‘on course’ says taskforce chair

The second three-year efficiency strategy for higher education in Scotland is on course and already delivering results, Professor Sir Ian Diamond says in a document marking the end of the strategy’s first year.