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Leading with kindness

Published on May 21, 2020 / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

CPD during lockdown

Published on May 20, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , CPD Framework , Professional Development , Work and Covid

CPD during lockdown CPD is likely to have been the last thing on your mind recently. Adjusting to doing everything from home and undertaking every aspect of your role remotely, potentially whilst also trying to juggle other responsibilities has been the priority. But as lockdown continues, and we settle into new routines, you may have […]

May Member Spotlight – Sara Corcoran

Published on May 20, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Governance , Member Spotlight

The May member spotlight is on Sara Corcoran, Leadership Coach at the University of Suffolk. Sara Corcoran is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? My career has spanned both the health and higher education sectors. In both, the sharing and support that colleagues offer one another, both within […]

Goodbye Leeds and hello Lancaster, starting a new role during a pandemic

Published on May 19, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Goodbye Leeds and hello Lancaster Starting a new role during a pandemic I would never have thought to be finishing a much-loved role at Leeds during a pandemic. My colleagues gave me a great send off and I felt incredibly grateful to receive letterbox flowers and additional treats on my last day as I have never […]

Managing staff anxiety

Published on May 18, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

AUA awards Mark of Excellence to the Royal Veterinary College

Published on May 7, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Mark of Excellence , Professional Development

The AUA is thrilled to announce that RVC is the latest institution to be awarded the Mark of Excellence with a successful application for full institutional recognition. This fantastic achievement is the result of hard work which began in 2011, when RVC first started to work with the AUA CPD Framework as part of a […]

Professional Services – How you doin’?

Published on May 7, 2020 by Steve Smith & / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Professional Services – How you doin’? “How you doin’?” Although more famously used as Joey’s tried-and-tested pick up line in the US TV sitcom Friends, it’s also a very valid question to ask of professional services operations in HEIs. How do you know if your HEI’s professional services are doing what they need to and […]

Engaging with the Wider Context

Published on May 7, 2020 / No Comments

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

Engaging with the Wider Context The behaviour ‘engaging with the wider context’ is all about how understanding the bigger picture can help you to better contribute to your role and your organisation. Becoming an AUA member is the first step to developing this behaviour, as it enables you to join a nationwide network of peers […]

Coronavirus: Through the eyes of a postgrad student

Published on May 5, 2020 by Kelli Wolfe / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , PgCert , Professional Development , Work and Covid

Coronavirus: Through the eyes of a postgrad student Kelli Wolfe | University of Roehampton I’m the type of person who always tries to “look on the bright side”, find the “silver linings” or generally embody Pollyanna in all ways. In the current climate, that can be a challenge for us all, especially those not naturally […]

Navigating the uncertainty

Published on May 1, 2020 by Dr Andrew West FAUA / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Navigating the uncertainty | AUA can help The agenda for HE has changed beyond recognition in a few short weeks as the sector, alongside wider society, has responded to the pressing demands of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is probably safe to say that those working in higher education have never experienced times like this and […]