SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FOR UNIVERSITIES2020-04-28T10:45:07+01:00

Social Enterprise for Universities

With many non-academic university staff at risk of redundancy due to the impact of Covid-19 and funding pressures, Digital Anthropology is offering a solution-based framework, enabling higher education institutions to break out of their current financial cost model and thereby ensuring long-term economic stability.

Our proven model enables social enterprises and universities to work closely together, allowing a university to reduce its fixed costs, while keeping those at risk of redundancy in work.

The framework allows universities to move costs out without affecting performance or capability, enabling them to operate with non-teaching staff and services as a percentage of revenue rather than as a fixed cost. Check out the cost model opposite for a more detailed explanation.

This new and innovative way of operating enables a university to function in an agile way and able to withstand any financial downturn whilst adding real benefit to the communities they are involved in.

With no shareholders of our own, Digital Anthropology as a social enterprise are wholly focused on reinvesting all our profits to support local communities and the people within them. Universities working with Digital Anthropology can be sure that not only are they benefiting from a financial perspective, but they are also doing ‘social great’ and making a commitment to people.

Digital Anthropology cost model
Fig 1 – The current University operating model has a high fixed cost base that cannot respond to a downturn in sales revenue and has been seriously impacted by Covid19
Digital Anthropology university cost model
Fig 2 – The base of the model is the resource pool and how Digital Anthropology are able to share this vertically (in education) and horizontally (non-education).

Please get in contact with us to discuss how we can help. Email richard.skellett@digitalanthropology.org.uk or call 01494 898058.

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