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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Preparation for the student minds’ mental health charter

An independent review of existing approaches to supporting both staff and student mental health and wellbeing.

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Developing a programme for reducing scope 3 carbon emissions

Advising on a programme for reducing scope 3 carbon emissions, building on net zero agenda in scopes 1 and 2.


Spurring transformation and culture change for a sustainable university

The University of Essex is committed to doing more to be an environmentally sustainable institution.

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Creating an Academic Development Framework

Providing support to develop a Professional Development Framework that would be dynamic, principle-led and produce an outcome-focused approach.

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Transformational change through co-creation of a Target Operating Model

Partnering with internal teams in scoping, developing and implementing a new operating model for professional services.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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