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Nick Pidgeon

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Nick Pidgeon is Managing Consultant for Tribal Benchmarking, with 14 years’ experience working with college datasets to provide data-rich strategic planning advice.

Recent Posts

What next for UK universities and the challenge to get value for money right for disillusioned student populations?

Posted by Nick Pidgeon on July 2, 2021

The BBC News article, Students: ‘Uni definitely not good value this year’, published in June this year gave further exposure to the student voice in the UK, and supported the findings of i-graduate’s student satisfaction survey, the International Student Barometer. The scrutiny placed on value for money has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. How do UK universities fair against their global counterparts, and where should university leaders focus their efforts and finite resources to improve value for money?

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Topics: Higher Education, Blog, Benchmarking

10 tips for successful benchmarking

Posted by Nick Pidgeon on May 8, 2018

See how colleges’ senior leaders are using benchmarking to improve performance and student outcomes. Whether the catalyst is the need to shape the cost-base to improve student outcomes, or to identify potential savings, or to monitor growth or investment plans, benchmarking delivers invaluable strategic insight to college leaders. But what is the best way to approach such an exercise? The following checklist covers the most important aspects of a successful benchmarking project.

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Topics: Further Education

How can your FE college avoid weak financial management?

Posted by Nick Pidgeon on May 10, 2017

How can your FE college avoid weak financial management?

 

With calls from Further Education (FE) leaders for more transparency in the recently reported Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) grading of financial and overall health, and strong sentiments from Peter Lauener’s call for colleges to engage in more effective self-assessment, the need for colleges to incorporate self-assessment into their organisational DNA now seems key to their financial resilience.

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Topics: Further Education