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.

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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Benchmarking: Professional Services Efficiencies

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


The Co-Evolution of Pedagogy and Learning Spaces for a Better Student Experience

Results from initial research on aligning learning and space in Higher Education.

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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.

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Improving Mental Health Services for Students

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


Reviewing Student Administration

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

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What to Expect in Employment Law in Higher Education for 2022

How can universities make sure they’re ready for the employment law changes coming down the track?


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