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The Lonely King part III

The Lonely King part III

A way forward This is the final instalment of the journey of King Philip. Told as a story, this three-part blog series explores the challenges of leading at the top. Through King Philip, we experience the anxiety of losing a vision, the challenge of reconnecting back to a greater purpose, and the intricacies of balancing viewpoints different to our own.…

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Friday G&T

Friday G&T

Discover your Friday G&T (Gift & Tonic); a short piece of writing to spark a moment of creativity or create a minute of stillness. Published every Friday, these pieces are here to give your week a little lift. If you would like to receive these directly to your inbox, please email Louise. The value of creativity Friday 15 February 2019 This…

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Sheffield Hallam University case study

Case Study: Working in partnership to develop the University’s Teaching Excellence narrative

Sheffield Hallam University   In partnering with Invisible Grail, Sheffield Hallam University was looking for a fresh, external, perspective to serve as a guide in preparing for future TEF submissions. One of the University’s key objectives was to identify core themes for their TEF narrative and identify timescales and priorities in responding to the TEF. ⤹ What happened ⤹ What’s…

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all-knowing

The joys and pitfalls of being all-knowing

To seem all-knowing can be an irritating quality. Yet when it signals a trustful working relationship, it’s quite the opposite of a problem. Paul Gentle argues that in helping others to know us better, we kindle the appetite and mindfulness to understand and empathise with colleagues. This builds confidence and trust between one another. In programmes we run about defining…

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2018 in review: six words that shaped the year for Higher Education

How would you describe 2018? Drawn from meetings, programmes, conferences and the latest sector news, here’s what’s been talked about in the last 12 months. Narrative One overarching narrative is sorely needed. It’s a narrative that connects the value and societal impact of universities with how they are perceived by our communities and the wider public. Over the past year…

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