Education and skills

Education and skills matter to us all, determining our opportunities as individuals, the growth of our businesses and the productivity of the wider economy.

At PwC we’re working with clients across the education and skills sector to help deliver a workforce fit for the future and to improve opportunity for all. We work with universities, further education and schools to deliver innovative, workable solutions to the challenges they face. We’re delivering transformation with the student experience at its heart. And we’re supporting organisations to manage the risks they face as they increasingly operate globally.

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Higher Education and the changing security threat landscape

Higher Education and the changing security threat landscape

In the Higher Education sector we know that affording employees the freedom they need to excel is at the heart of what universities do. Empowering faculty members and students to explore the world through research and fieldwork, and providing a rich and diverse environment to grow in, is central to a world class learning experience.

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Paying for pensions: what will it mean for HE support staff?

Paying for pensions: what will it mean for HE support staff?

The Government has issued its pensions White Paper, "Protecting Defined Benefit ("DB") Pension Schemes". Key measures include proposals to improve the current Scheme Funding system including a new revised Code of Practice. In this blog, we consider how these proposals could ultimately affect the valuations of universities’ pensions and thus future benefits and contribution rates.

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What does global mobility mean for the future of HR functions in Higher Education?

What does global mobility mean for the future of HR functions in Higher Education?

Across a number of sectors, including Higher Education, mobility is becoming the new norm yet few universities have a defined global mobility function with it often falling as an additional responsibility for already stretched finance or more often HR teams. If universities wish to remain agile and to maximise the opportunities of new markets overseas - is this approach fit for the future?

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Where are the lower-paid men? The gender pay-gap at Universities

Where are the lower-paid men? The gender pay-gap at Universities

“Universities pay women a fifth less” says the Times, “Another clever man here determined to blame the gender pay gap on anything except bias” a Labour MP says in response to an explanation of a university’s pay gap and “First gender pay gap data paints UK universities in poor light” says The Times Higher Education, but what does the data reported tell us about the pay gap at Universities?

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Ian Looker
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