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Revisiting our hot topics part two

Published on Jun 14, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

In this series, our Trustees share their reflections and summaries of the hot topic sessions they attended at the AUA Annual Conference earlier this year. In this instalment, AUA Trustee Thea Gibbs reflects on ‘Governance in times of change’, whilst AUA Trustee Mark Crittenden discusses his key takeaways from Melanie Gottlieb’s presentation on ‘Defining the […]

Inclusion Includes Discomfort

Published on Jun 14, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Inclusion Includes Discomfort Over the last year, projects I’ve been working on with universities and colleges include a focus on inclusive practice, inclusive curriculum and whole institution approaches to well-being. Although inclusive curriculum was an expectation included in the 2017 DfE publication, ‘Inclusive teaching and learning in higher education as a route to excellence ’ […]

Revisiting our hot topics part one

Published on Jun 4, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

In this series, our Trustees share their reflections and summaries of the hot topic sessions they attended at the AUA Annual Conference earlier this year. In this instalment, AUA Chair Amanda Oliver discusses the hot topic she attended on ‘Enhancing student wellbeing through Social Prescribing’, whilst AUA Trustee Sara Corcoran reflects on Jon Baldwin’s presentation […]

Psychological well-being in this next phase of the pandemic: listening, reflecting, sharing.

Published on May 24, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

It was a great pleasure to be involved in the AUA awards a few weeks ago and to learn more about the work that AUA members are doing to promote excellence in higher education. It’s clear that a large part of what makes AUA special is the way members support each other in the teams […]

Those who can, do

Published on May 20, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Professional Development

I love that Higher Education is full of innovators.  It’s in the blood. I think it comes from working so closely with academic colleagues whose role in life is to ask ‘why’.  I too have gritted my teeth through plenty of meetings where I have been asked that very question one too many times, but […]

Lorraine Ball appointed South Wales Deputy Network Coordinator for the South Wales and South West Regional Network

Published on May 19, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Lorraine Ball appointed South Wales Deputy Network Coordinator for the South Wales and South West Regional Network Lorraine Ball has been appointed the new South Wales Deputy Network Coordinator for the South Wales and South West regional network. We asked Lorraine to share a little bit about herself. Lorraine’s background In June 2021 I will […]

How are universities supporting finalists this year?

Published on May 19, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

How are universities supporting finalists this year? The AUA’s Student Experience and Engagement network has launched its monthly Coffee Break catch-up series; an opportunity for those working in the fields of student experience and engagement to get together on a regular basis and share what they’re working on. Our first event in the series took […]

Retrofitting dynamism

Published on May 18, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Retrofitting dynamism I feel fairly safe in making the generalisation that the pandemic has created a period of swift change for us all.  We have had to negotiate so much loss and illness in our families, friends and communities.  We have had to adapt overnight to new restrictions, new ways of working, what we are […]

Andrew Unwin appointed Yorkshire and North East Network Coordinator

Published on May 11, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Andrew Unwin appointed Yorkshire and North East Network Coordinator Andrew Unwin has been appointed Yorkshire and North East Network Coordinator. We asked Andrew to share a little bit about himself. Andrew’s background I have worked in Higher Education for 20 years now and have done so in a number of different roles (central, departmental and […]

Call for proposals Autumn Conference 2021

Published on May 6, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Call for Session Proposals We are now inviting working session proposals for the Autumn Conference 2021 which will be held online Thursday, 18 November 2021. The focus of this year’s Autumn Conference is: Enhancing HE: Innovating, adapting, improving Out of necessity, we’ve all been doing things differently. We’ve been required to adapt what we do and how we […]