The latest insights on narrative, storytelling and leadership in higher education.

Category: Case Studies

University of Lincoln: College of Arts

Connecting through shared narratives   Invisible Grail helped create space to pull out the raw materials, and facilitated techniques that were useful to elicit people’s views. We now have an agreed narrative of where we will be in 2025. Our…read more
Hong Kong skyline - University of Hong Kong case study

University of Hong Kong: Partnership with the Faculty of Science

  Paul has been a great help and collaborator over the last few years as we develop the Faculty’s capability." Professor Matthew Evans Dean of Science The University of Hong Kong Since 2017 we’ve worked with the Faculty of Science…read more

London Metropolitan University: Bringing the Social Professions Together online

  One of the best parts is that colleagues are fully-focused on the sessions. Working online really helps us build wholehearted trust in our team to work for the good of the students." Kelly Cooper Head of School of Social…read more

UWE Bristol: Aligning narrative with strategy

  We were looking for new perspectives of how we as a department could go forward in the future to meet the wider University strategy. Invisible Grail opened up the conversation, made sure collaboration and equality were central to the…read more

University College Birmingham: Designing the future of corporate services

  Working with Invisible Grail we were able to take people to a space where we could explore their unique leadership approach, grow their confidence and apply this to imagining and creating the future of corporate services for the University."…read more
Sheffield Hallam University case study

Sheffield Hallam University: Working in partnership to develop the University’s Teaching Excellence narrative

  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…read more
Curating our narrative picture

University of Edinburgh: Curating our narrative

  This programme gave us a moment to recognise our commonality with one another and to use this to create a shared narrative for the future of our School. In working with Invisible Grail, we were able to tap into…read more

Case Study: Building a senior leadership community

“This is something very different from a training course. We’ve shared something of ourselves, gained new insights into our colleagues and thought about how to communicate our new Strategy. It was hard work laced with fun!”   Professor Jane Longmore…read more