Universities turn to financial benchmarking to support robust decision making and optimise their finite resources. Below we hear from 3 senior leaders why it's so relevant to their institutions.

Jeremy Lindley, University of York

"If you've got limited resources, which most of us have, it tells you, for example, there's something going on with payroll in those four departments or that faculty; or there's something wrong about why we're investing so much in that specific area that students don't think is great. So, it lets you know you've got an issue and it tells you where to look."

Craig Jones, University of Derby

“It has been really helpful – it has been socialized across the university in terms of the management structures and non-execs governance structures. It has really started a debate and given us a good, rich data source for making structural changes - looking at where we are at high cost, and helping us better understand that.”

Ben Browne, De Montfort University

“There's invaluable information there in terms of the size and cost of teams relative to benchmark and salary levels, etc, that data can prove to be a valuable source of data alongside other pieces of information and help inform the decision-making process. It gives me an edge in decision making.”

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