Benchmarking - a proven approach

Benchmarking helps university leaders make informed investment decisions to thrive in a global marketplace. Use Tribal Benchmarking to gain the strategic insight that helps you drive organisational improvement, improve the student experience, and improve student success. 

  • Shape your cost base to improve student outcomes
  • Identify specific investment needs
  • Identify immediate financial savings and medium to long-term cost reduction opportunities
  • Multiple benchmarks - see how your university compares to best practice, and to universities with similar characteristics (e.g. size, multi-site, student profile, course offer)
  • Monitor growth or cost reduction plans
  • Assess the quality of Professional Services relative to the investment in each area
  • Review your understanding of teaching and research at whole university level and at faculty level


"The team were very professional and provided clear and concise insight into the results and the key challenges that were needed to be addressed"

"Through in-depth knowledge of our business processes, the increasing level of operational costs became apparent.There was a required need to invest resources to essential areas such as student experience, and this resulted in a need to fully understand and drive operational efficiencies. Tribal’s benchmarking service, based on sector comparative reviews, allowed us to do this."

"Working with Tribal delivered an informed knowledge and evidence base of financial analysis across the sector. This resulted in the UWS senior leadership team having the ability to make key decisions, strategically and financially focused. Areas for investment are now more clearly focused."