Find out how to reduce costs and maximise efficiencies
We understand the issues you face in today's competitive climate. Organisations must look to improve performance, but at the same time drive down costs and increase efficiency if they are to stay the course. Shared services, effective leadership, smart strategies and developing existing systems all contribute to making you a leaner more resourceful organisation.
We provide free, impartial and authoritative guidance to help you meet your challenges. Find out more in the Organisational Efficiency topic areas.
Learn how to cope effectively with a changing society of learners
Learning in the 21st century has to be personal, flexible, mobile and social—and technology plays a vital part in this. Organisations must deliver learner-centred agile teaching if they are to cope effectively with the demands of a changing society of learners. Transforming your curriculum, getting the most from VLEs, creating open educational resources and harnessing the latest technologies will help your organisation to attract and retain learners, putting you ahead of others in a competitive environment.
We provide free and impartial advice, tools and resources based on our engagement with policy makers and practitioners sector-wide. Find out more in the Enhancing Learning and Teaching topic areas.
Discover how to create new opportunities through external partnerships
As engagement with business and communities becomes increasingly pivotal to funders and the government, universities and colleges must find more effective solutions to establish links with external organisations. To succeed in creating effective engagement, you can use technology to increase collaboration and thereby create wide ranging and joined approaches with business and communities to help them equip all learners with the skills they need.
We have actively engaged in projects addressing these issues for several years and can offer free and impartial advice around the External Engagement topic areas.
Learn how to address sustainability issues, be they environmental or financial
We understand the extra implications that the Climate Change Act places on all organisations. Pressure to reduce CO2 emissions and rising energy costs affect already stretched budgets. Greener technology procurement and operations, socially inclusive media and innovative approaches to learning spaces can contribute to a more environmentally compliant organisation without compromising the quality of learning.
We can offer up to date and expert free advice on how to become a greener organisation. Find information within the Sustainability topic areas.
Find out how to be at the forefront of research excellence
We understand that economic constraints are posing huge risks to research funding in the sector. Institutions are expected to deliver more transparent and cost-efficient research to an increasingly wide audience. Cloud computing, wider and more distinct audiences and the implementation of the new Research Excellence Framework (REF) will affect the way you undertake and deliver research in the future.
We offer free, impartial and expert advice and guidance on how you can use the latest technologies to conduct research. Find out how we can help with you in the Research topic areas.