Written by Sam Glanz, Assistant Consultant   It has been a tumultuous six months for the education sector. May saw the publication of the higher education white paper and the Government u-turn on forced academisation; June was, of course, Brexit and the subsequent expansion and reshuffle of the Department of Education; […]

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Mark Fuller Associate Director, Higher Education @markhf76 It’s been a hectic time in the world of higher education, with a flurry of news that looks set to have a transformative impact on the sector. At the center of it all sits the White Paper 'Success as a knowledge economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice' which sets out the [...] Read More →
Jordan Kenny Consultant The higher education sector (HE) is in (another) state of flux and transition. Those of us who work in the sector seem to have been saying that a lot for a good few years now. From the Browne Review and fee increase of the coalition years, to the REF, TEF and widening [...] Read More →
Helen Merrills looks at what the spending review means for schools. Perhaps the biggest controversy of Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement, at least for schools, was the announcement funding allocations will be replaced by a new national formula. The current system, which can see pupils mere miles apart receive funding with differences of up to [...] Read More →
Mark Fuller Associate Director (HE) @Markhf76 In the short time since its publication the Higher Education Green Paper has already prompted a vast amount of analysis and discussion about the viability of the measures it proposes and the potential impact they will have on the sector. The higher education press and blogs have been ablaze [...] Read More →
Robert Crosland discusses the reasons behind the UK's widening skills gap. I recently attended Education Investor’s conference on investing in the skills and corporate training sector, which brought together some of the brightest minds involved in developing the UK’s workforce. Two recurrent themes stood out: Positive perceptions of the UK’s education offer (from schools to [...] Read More →
Claire Alderson discusses the changing nature of content, and why it’s always been a part of good PR strategy. Adrian Michaels, founder of FirstWord Media, recently said the following: “That grating and squealing sound you can hear of handbrakes being applied at high speed is PR agencies repositioning as content-production specialists.” Indeed, content does seem to [...] Read More →
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This year Communications Management is sponsoring the Times Higher Education (THE) Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community. This is a measure of our commitment to supporting the terrific work that universities undertake in improving and supporting their local communities. “Universities as anchors” of their towns, cities and regions is a very strong message […]

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Communications Management is the leading communications consultancy for the education sector providing strategic counsel and integrated communications campaigns in the UK and globally through our international network. We’re passionate about making a difference for our clients in the schools, higher education, business school, skills and commercial education sectors.  We help them to shape their reputations […]

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We are currently looking to expand our team with talented communications professionals sharing our passion for education. We are particularly keen to hear from experienced PR managers working in the schools or HE sectors.  You will join a vibrant, committed team, delivering a first class service to clients in the UK and overseas.  There will […]

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