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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Benchmarking: Professional Services Efficiencies

In-depth benchmarking and diagnostic analysis of professional services, providing insights into areas of maximum opportunity.

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Brand Evolution to Meet New Strategy

A review of branding to establish a brand proposition framework that best meets new strategic aims.


Reviewing Student Administration

Professional support in reviewing internal operating systems and benchmarking to create bespoke solutions.

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Improving Mental Health Services for Students

Independent reviews to consider a strategic approach to student mental health services

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Silver Linings: How the Response to Covid-19 Will Change Higher Education Forever

Insight on how the HE sector is responding to Covid-19.

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Digital Education Options for 2020/21

Research exploring how to deliver digital and blended learning for higher education courses in the 2020/21 academic year.

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Business Continuity in a Changed World

Insight on why planning for Business Continuity is as important as ever in these unprecedented times.


Leading Effectively through Disruptive Change

Insight from the HE sector on the qualities, culture and benefits of leading through disruptive change.

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Change Starts Now: Making HEIs Racially Inclusive

Insights shared from research in the HE sector and the SUMS Webinar: #ChangeStartsNow: making HEI’s racially inclusive.

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Handling Exceptional Circumstances

Insight from the HE sector on handling exceptional circumstances.


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