Solutions specifically developed to meet the most important challenges the higher education sector has identified it is currently facing

HEDx services and solutions have been specifically developed to meet the most important challenges currently facing the higher education sector. These challenges range from post-COVID strategy and new world experience demands through to culture transformation. Our live events and market leading podcast series act as a form of open engagement with the sector and shed light on and provide critical support for industry challenges, solutions, leaders and the industry as a whole. Our HEDx Hacks and executive advisory solutions support universities by helping shape strategic decision making with broad consideration for the sector, emerging social trends and individual brand and commercial equity objectives.

HEDx Hacks

HEDx Hacks are an on and off line problem-solving turnaround activity designed specifically to efficiently investigate and solve typical and atypical higher education challenges. HEDx Hacks methodology and technique has been honed over many years in the technology and finance sectors. HEDx Hacks inspire creativity, accelerate focused problem solving, share learning and relevant skills and future proof organisations by identifying and initiating critical change to achieve turnaround in the organisation.

  • three horizon strategy planning towards new business models
  • brand potency and salience to support new expectations
  • organisational culture optimisation and leading differently
  • overcoming student experience pain-points through new learning models
  • student recruitment solutions for domestic and international market opportunities
  • establishing engaging partnerships for research and learning


The governance of a university’s reputation, brand and culture is imperative to its health and performance. Many higher education institutions have recently transformed their executive teams as the sector rapidly moves towards a fast-paced, uncertain future. HEDx advisory services support councils and executive teams in strategy and critical decision making. Our research capability across the sector and in other fields provides our clients with deep insights accompanied by validated strategic recommendations.

Importantly, HEDx advisory services remain agnostic and passionately collaborative with our clients existing and potential partners. This facilitates productive cooperation and enables open leverage of key insights into performance-based solutions.

Live Events

HEDx Live is a bold series of events examining critical issues for the sector ranging from post-covid strategy, the digital campus, new business models, and equity, diversity and inclusion.

In keeping with our values of commitment to collaboration, HEDx Live is focused on the leading edge of higher education. Our in-person and online experiences bring together thought leaders from across the higher education sector and all corners of business, locally and internationally, to challenge perceptions and provide a future focus that empowers leaders and encourages future-readiness.

The 2022 HEDx Live Event program focuses on topics ranging from gender equality, through to industry disruption, and the emerging future of digital and hybrid learning.

HEDx has a well established, extensive network across the country and will engage leaders of all Australian universities together with relevant industry leaders from leading consulting firms, technology companies, banking and finance and any other industry identified as relevant to the higher education audience.

Podcast Series

The Higher Education Experience is a fortnightly podcast published in partnership with Campus Review. Through the podcast, HEDx brings together the views of sector leaders, innovators, customers, partners and commentators on the changing landscape of the higher education sector.

Each episode has a guest of an academic, professional or industry leader as the sector moves through these unprecedented times. The podcast reaches a global audience of university leaders, staff, students, partners and others.


HEDx Live Event & Beating the Odds Book Launch


March 25, 2022

What characteristics will universities show to succeed for the long term?

A survey launched last week in London, by the National…
February 17, 2021

Professor Geraldine Mackenzie

Vice Chancellor of University of Southern Queensland Geraldine Mackenzie joins…
February 23, 2022

A strategy for innovation based on a culture driven by values

Having a new strategy coming into 2020, based on the…