Recent years have seen a huge increase in the demand for degrees, the number of places offered to students and an increase in the numbers of skilled graduates within the UK. The change in the economic climate has not only affected the ability of universities to offer places and improve services but has also impacted upon the chances of employment and prosperity for its students. Internationally, UK universities have been able to expand their services beyond Europe to the US and across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Post Brexit, this trend is expected to continue.
Universities are facing an array of challenges as well as diverse opportunities. To overcome these challenges, universities must be commercially astute and strategically managed. As a commercial firm with an education specialism, we have the resources to help higher education clients to realise their strategic objectives and resolve their operational issues with integrated and properly managed solutions. We often become involved in project planning, management and delivery.
We act for a number of universities on a range of projects including campus developments, estate rationalisation, corporate structuring, spin-outs, venture-capital, banking and finance. The diverse nature of our experience allows us to provide effective and pragmatic advice across all areas affecting higher education institutions. Our commercial experience means that you can avoid the common pitfalls and difficulties often encountered when dealing with commercial organisations.
We have a long standing working relationship with a number of HE clients. Some of these working relationships go back decades and others are more recent and specific, such as dealing with student complaints. Recent examples of work include:
Student Discrimination Claim