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Nathan Monk

I'm proud to work for some of the world’s most influential brands that shape cities and define lives: Universities and colleges. I provide advice to forward-thinking senior leaders on how to exceed their organisational targets by creating user-focused, digital-first strategies.

What happened at SMILE in 2021

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I always try to give an internal presentation to the SMILE team, about the company vision for the next twelve months. It makes sense to do that in January, right? This year, I held off until June because I honestly thought the year would play out differently. Here's what happened at SMILE in 2021...

Vanderbilt University and its strong sense of identity

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Rather than an about page, Vanderbilt leads with “This is Vanderbilt,” a concise pitch for the university’s campus community and its students. Vanderbilt offers a powerful example of a university nailing its colours to the mast i.e. having a strong sense of purpose and a clear picture of the type of student it wants to attract.