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Revisiting the 2021 AUA Annual Award Winners

Published on Oct 19, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

The 2021 AUA Annual Awards were presented as part of the AUA 2021 Annual Conference & Exhibition. Looking back a few months on from the awards, we wanted to further recognise the achievements of our Member and Network of the year. Here, we look into their nominations in a bit more detail, along with hearing […]

Professional Services – An Alternative to Benchmarking?

Published on Oct 13, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Professional Services – An Alternative to Benchmarking? Many of us will have pondered the question of what level of staffing is needed to carry out professional services tasks in our university. This may well have led to trying some form of benchmarking to determine how our university compares with others. Benchmarking can range from the […]

2021 Virtual Study Tour Opportunity

Published on Sep 30, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

AUA: International Higher Education Network Webpages that are written to encourage international students to go to Greece speak about the country as the birthplace of academia (which is, of course, a Greek word).  This country is certainly the origin of much that is widely valued in Western intellectual traditions.  An AUA study group is soon […]

2021 Virtual Study Tour Opportunity

Published on Sep 29, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

AUA: International Higher Education Network In 2020, responding to the COVID-19 emergency, AUA took a decision to run its annual Study Tour as an online activity.  During 2021 we have considered how the pandemic has ebbed and flowed, how travel advice has often been changed, and the guidance given by government to universities.  Our decision […]
Steph O'Halloran AUA Consultant

Time for some quiet leadership?

Published on Sep 24, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Time for some quiet leadership? The people-management challenges facing university leaders and managers are enormous, from motivating and supporting teams who now work from home for at least some of the time, to dealing with the mental health challenges that the impact of Covid-19 has had on so many people (as explored in earlier AUA […]

HE Governance – challenges and opportunities

Published on Sep 3, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates , Governance

HE Governance – challenges and opportunities Reflecting on current and future challenges and opportunities for higher education governance, I’d like to share some thoughts on how the AUA governance consulting team might be able to help.  Our governance consulting team is made up of current and former university secretaries, senior governance professionals and members of […]

Welcoming our new Trustees August 2021

Published on Aug 1, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Hello fellow AUA members, Being an AUA Trustee is a great honour but it is also really good fun. I’ve enjoyed the seven (I think!) years I have been involved as a member but also served as Vice-Chair and Chair. As well as helping to lead some of the work of the Association you also […]

Call for proposals AUA Annual Conference 2022

Published on Jul 23, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Call for session proposals We are now inviting working session proposals for the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022 on 11 and 12 April at The University of Manchester.  The title for next year’s conference is:  What now? Shaping our future  The impact of the pandemic was immediate. It was felt by everyone and affected everything. It restricted our personal lives, demanded a new professional focus and changed the way we conducted our working day – everything we knew shifted overnight.  As we emerge from this […]

Managing Change Open Forum 2021 recordings

Published on Jul 20, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Here you can access recordings of sessions from the Managing Change in Higher Education Annual Open Forum 2021, kindly sponsored by EvaSys

Taking closing the loop further at the University of Hull

Published on Jul 14, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

Managing Change in HE Annual Open Forum 2021 Sponsor Blog, by Joanna Carter, Student Insight and Sector Policy Manager, University of Hull on behalf of EvaSys Evaluation and Assessment ______________________________ The increasing emphasis placed on the student voice in higher education is apparent in both the policies and practices of UK higher education institutions. A […]