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University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

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Innovation – have the wheels come off?

Following a survey, which argued that risk aversion and institutional cultures are holding back universities from innovating, the University of Nottingham’s registrar Paul Greatrix argues that success will depend on overcoming the obstacles to innovation.

Could the common room be coming back?

The common room has been phased out of some Higher Education institutions in the name of efficiency. But writing in Wonkhe, Paul Greatrix observes that the need to encourage more collaboration may see its return.

Developing and supporting a sharing culture

Collaboration has led to efficiencies in areas such as procurement and shared services, but it can be a challenge to embed this culture. The University of Nottingham’s Paul Greatrix shares his experiences of a successful collaboration with the University of Birmingham.