How technology can help registrars and chief operating officers meet the challenges they face in an increasingly competitive market.
The UK higher education sector is no stranger to change. In recent years it has seen massive growth in student numbers despite very significant increases in tuition fees, an overhaul of national performance reviews for research and the introduction of a new one for teaching, regulatory reforms, constant shifts in core funding, and a major revamp of staff pensions, to name but a few elements in its ongoing transformation. Add the uncertain impact of Brexit and a forthcoming post-18 education review to the mix, and it is easy to see how running a university is becoming an increasingly complex challenge.
In this whitepaper, we look at the nature of the challenges they face, and the implications for their institutions, drawing on in-depth interviews with Registrars and COOs from six universities in the UK.