The power of research communications during COVID-19

University marketing and communications has certainly come a long way in the UK. Competition to attract the best undergraduate students has given way to more innovative campaigns, more people focused narratives and no longer just relying on the promise of the “great” student experience – for the most part. There is more of a focus on skills students will gain, …

Managing through change

There is no doubt that the education sector is facing its biggest challenge to date, no matter what part of education you are working in. We are faced with getting our students and staff through to the end of the year while having to do the complex longer-term planning for how we will go forward and survive and thrive in …

Aligning remote teams – how can we do it better?

I’ve often used the terms “remote working” and “virtual working” without giving them too much thought. Now they have taken on more meaning in our current situation, and I feel I want to stop using both of them. Remote feels isolating and lonely, and virtual can sound like I’m not really doing any work. There are teams of course who …