MASHEIN was established in 2000 and has been funded by the Leadership Foundation since 2005. MASHEIN is a network of 39 small institutions in the UK providing development and training events on a national level, specifically focused on the needs of small higher education institutions. Such institutions make a distinctive contribution to the diversity of the sector. We define 'small' as institutions with fewer than 3000 f.t.e. higher education students, and fewer than 4000 f.t.e. students overall.
Small institutions share several key characteristics which we use to inform the development of MASHEIN’s programmes:
The MASHEIN programme supports institutions in the areas of succession planning, change management, and responding to sector developments and has
the merit of understanding scale and issues as they affect institutions with different sizes
The programme has three strands:
To find out more about the work of MASHEIN and for a list of forthcoming MASHEIN events please contact:
Rebecca Bull, MASHEIN Project Manager
To find out more about the work of MASHEIN please contact:
MASHEIN Project Manager
Collaboration and Partnership (October 2014)
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The UK HE System (July 2014)
Announcing our interview series with chairs of university boards.
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Latest stimulus paper - Leading interdisciplinary research: transforming the academic landscape, by Tom McLeish, pro-vice-chancellor for research, and Veronica Strang, executive director of the Institute of Advanced Study, both of Durham University.