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Are universities plunging into financial crisis?

Sarah Shaw, Partner in our Education Practice, on academic leaders’ fears that the current financial model for Higher Education in the UK is unsustainable.

These are worrying times for those in charge of the UK’s universities....

ED&I leadership in Higher Education with guest speaker Professor Dilshad Sheikh

Rebecca Brandwood and Sarah Shaw from the Odgers Interim Education Practice hosted a webinar on ED&I leadership in Higher Education with a focus on sweeping away barriers to progression. 

Although the Higher Education Sector...

The NHS Long Term Plan heralds a new era of collaboration with the higher education sector

Rebecca Brandwood, Principal, Health and Education Practice, says that resolving future workforce challenges in the NHS calls for a different way of working with colleges and universities.

At the beginning of this month the...

Odgers Interim and Odgers Berndtson wins at inaugural menopause awards judged by Carolyn Harris MP

Alongside Odgers Berndtson, we are thrilled to have won the Trailblazer Award for our Internal Support at the inaugural GenM Awards.

A world first, the GenM Awards aim to celebrate the businesses leading change for the menopause...

When 2 worlds collide: the growing overlap of mental health and digitalisation in Higher Education

Student wellbeing and digital transformation are through necessity high on the agenda for universities and other education providers. Sarah Shaw, the partner who leads our Interim Education Practice, says these twin challenges are often intertwined.

Supporting Women through Menopause and beyond

October is Menopause Awareness Month. We caught up with Menopause Ally Lead Sarah Shaw, Partner and Head of Education at Odgers Interim, to find out how the menopause affects women, what employers can do to support menopausal women in the workplace, and what we can all do to become menopause allies.

“We need to talk”: Navigating difficult conversations at work

Sarah Shaw, Partner and Head of our Education Practice, shares an article by John Raftery, Higher Education Leadership Consultant and Coach, discussing what 'difficult conversations' are and how to manage these in the workplace

What can the corporate world learn from the higher education sector to drive the social mobility agenda?

Rebecca Brandwood, Consultant in our Education and Healthcare Practices, discusses social mobility in higher education with Prof David Green, Vice Chancellor of the University of Worcester, and how the successes of the university sector could apply to the corporate world

Part I: Virtual interview and remote on-boarding: Advice from our interims

Rebecca Brandwood, Healthcare and Education Consultant at Odgers Interim, hosts this episode to share a recent interim candidate webinar held to discuss the remote interview and digital on-boarding process. With colleagues Terry...

Higher education and the Covid-19 crisis

Sarah Shaw and Rebecca Brandwood speak to a selection of Vice Chancellors and relevant colleagues at several universities with medical schools, from across the UK, to discuss their institution’s reaction and response to the Covid-19 pandemic and their thoughts on the ‘new normal’ moving forward

Challenges and opportunities for Scottish HE

​​​​​​​Sarah Shaw, Partner & Head of Odgers Interim’s Education Practice, and Rebecca Brandwood, Higher Education Consultant, discuss the Scottish higher education market and the key drivers bringing challenges and opportunities to the sector

The challenges and opportunities facing the UK healthcare and higher education sectors

Rebecca Brandwood, our Healthcare and Education Consultant, discusses how shared challenges and opportunities will impact senior talent acquisition across both sectors

The Augar Review and senior talent acquisition: this is what it means for HE

Sarah Shaw, Partner & Head of Odgers Interim’s Education Practice discuss the impact of the Augar Review on higher education recruitment and resourcing

The perils of pursuing a Vice-Chancellor witch hunt

Sarah Shaw, Partner and Head of the Education Practice at Odgers Interim explains why the current vilification of university vice-chancellors is likely to have a negative impact on the UK's higher education sector.

Case study: Interim Employee Relations Manager at University Of Wolverhampton

Rebecca Brandwood talks to Interim HR & Employee Relations Manager Sue Simkin about implementing a new reward and recognition programme at Wolverhampton University

Employment & Skills Convention 2018: a front-line look at the current issues of work

Employment is at record levels, yet too many groups in society still face entrenched disadvantages in accessing jobs and questions remain around the ‘quality of work’ and importantly, in-work progression. Amongst the many themes...

The perils of pursuing a vice-chancellor witch-hunt

Sarah Shaw, Partner and Head of Odgers Interim’s Education Practice, offers her perspective on the vice-chancellor’s pay debate and explains the risks in putting those in the role under such intense scrutiny

Excellence in HR: Odgers Interim presents the 2018 UHR Awards

Recognising the success of innovative workplace strategies and transformational HR practices within UK universities, this year’s UHR Awards celebrated the institutions enhancing their organisational culture and performance to put...

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