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Cost reduction and compliance in the student experience

Published on Sep 16, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Cost Reduction and Compliance in the Student Experience – Facing the Challenge As universities adjust to the post Covid world and university finance departments struggle with how to absorb new costs while significant income streams are more volatile and vulnerable than ever before, senior managers and governing bodies may be wondering how much of what […]

Time for a rethink?

Published on Sep 4, 2020 by Steph O'Halloran / No Comments

Category: AUA Consulting , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Is now the time for a rethink of your strategy?  Boris Johnson said there will be plenty of opportunity in the future to review how the Government responded to Covid-19, but for universities – why wait?  John Lewis, an organisation loved by many, appears to have had a very successful brainstorming session considering just that.  […]

Change can be hard

Published on Aug 28, 2020 by Hannah White / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Professional Development

EDI: another casualty of Covid-19?

Published on Aug 20, 2020 by Pete Quinn / No Comments

Category: AUA Consulting , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Whether via Anti Racism, #MeToo, Diversfying the Curriculum, LGBTQ+, Anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia (to name a few) it should now be clear that Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) matters are critical imperatives for organisations to address; not something to engage with now and again or as an afterthought. This is also the case in relation to […]

Here’s what happened at the Student Experience and Engagement vidcon

Published on Aug 14, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Thank you to all the AUA members who attended our short video conference for the Student Experience and Engagement network on 30th July 2020. It was our first online event for the network, as we wanted to bring together colleagues to discuss what we’re all planning for the upcoming academic year. The event was focused […]

Introduction to the AUA CPD Framework

Published on Aug 13, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , CPD Framework , PgCert , Professional Development

After the session there was a Q&A: I’ve been thinking of applying for AUA Fellowship, this session has been very helpful with regards to that but are there any exemplars to look to? Michael: Not currently. I recommend anyone who is looking to complete fellowship within their institution is to use a peer-learning model, which […]

Introducing the AUA Virtual Study Tour

Published on Aug 11, 2020 by David Law / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Study Tours , Work and Covid

Introducing the AUA Virtual Study Tour As the AUA’s first ever virtual study tour approaches its mid-way point, this blog aims to give a brief overview of the tour and its objectives. The AUA has an International HE Network (IHEN) which organises Study Tours.  Each of the visits produced reports with a thematic structure eg […]

Welcoming our new Chair

Published on Aug 6, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Governance

Hello fellow AUA members, It only struck me in conversation the other day that I’m no longer Chair and am now Vice-Chair; not the strangest thing to happen in lockdown but one that had kind of snuck up on me! The last two years being AUA Chair really have been an immense privilege and I’m now looking […]

Providing Go Live Support

Published on Jul 29, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Strategic Enrolment Management

Published on Jul 28, 2020 by Mary Hughes / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

The HE sector, like the country, is frustrated, frightened and gasping for breath. With reluctance, the sector engaged with the marketization of HE forced upon it by successive governments: marketing departments were established, strategies written and budgets allocated.  Reacting to the market when the unexpected happens is part of the strategy, but when the fundamental […]