SUMS insights highlight the wide range of consultancy projects we have undertaken with universities across the sector.

Here are a few examples of the meaningful work the SUMS team has been involved in to help universities make tangible improvements to strategies, programmes and projects.

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Moving Away from Internal Recruitment Scrutiny Panels

Given the need to implement responsive change to the Covid pandemic, many universities implemented an additional level of scrutiny to recruitment processes.

Procurement Planning

Adding Strategic Value Through Transformational Change to Procurement and Planning

Specialised procurement support to help a university move to a proactive, strategic approach to procurement activities.

Life cycle

Apprenticeships Lifecycle

Highlighting the importance of data in decision making and the impact of the multi-way relationship between the learner, their employer and the HE provider.

Sustainable travel

Cutting Travel Carbon Emissions for a Sustainability-Focused University

Exploring the challenges and opportunities of travel in the post-pandemic world.


Designing the Right Target Operating Model for Your University

Co-creating a vision, strategy and design principles in support of a future-proofed operating model for professional services.

Race and equality

Race and Ethnicity Strategy Review

Addressing immediate challenges and longer-term strategies to develop cultural change and address equity.

Ways of working

Re-Imagining Ways of Working

Acting as a critical friend in identifying and defining the most appropriate ways of working.

Mental Health

Strategic Review of Mental Health Provision and Services

Creating well-coordinated, efficient and flexible mental health and wellbeing support.


Supporting University Consolidation Processes

Facilitation of workshops and production of high-quality roadmaps to support University consolidation processes.

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The Importance of Strategic Workforce Planning

An overview of how strategic workforce planning can help ensure skill sets and capacity meet your university’s needs – now and in the future.


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