Newcastle University has made savings of £1.7m a year through improvements in procurement and is forecasting annual savings of £2.4m in the future. The 18-month project focused on identifying and implementing improvements in buying goods and services.
Become a digitally-informed and empowered leader and learn how to help your organisation respond more effectively to technology-driven change. The course is a four-day programme over two residential workshops.
The Financial Sustainability Strategy Group (FSSG) is holding a conference for deputy vice-chancellors, pro-vice-chancellors and registrars. The theme is "Competing and thriving in the new HE environment: changes and challenges to the HE business model and the impact on financial sustainability".
Far from being something only used by students, social media is becoming increasingly important to other communities in higher education. Eric Stoller is a writer and speaker who's a passionate exponent of social media. Efficiency Exchange caught up with him at #Digifest17 to find out which institutions are excelling in social and how they're doing it.
Big data will back up the new breed of personal tutors in universities. But Brian Hipkin worries that relying on statistics without a meaningful human context will create a support system that will ultimately fail students.
The S-Lab programme aims to improve laboratory efficiency and effectiveness in all dimensions, including scientific value, resource efficiency and staff well-being. Director Peter James discusses the laboratory good practice and improvement ideas that that have emerged from the S-Lab award scheme and events.