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Peacocks vs Penguins | AUA Blog

Published on Jun 5, 2019 by Claire Povah & Simon Vaukins / No Comments

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Do you sometimes feel that your ideas are challenging your leaders, managers and your team and pushing people out of their comfort zones? Do you often hear? ‘That’s not the way we do things here!...

Divided We Stand | AUA Blog

Published on Jun 3, 2019 by Jonny Moore / No Comments

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I once heard a retiring departmental manager give the following rallying cry to their colleagues upon their departure: “You’re a great bunch, and I’m sure you will be able to cope with whatever ...

Greetings From Bangladesh: Part Three | AUA Blog

Published on May 29, 2019 by Dave Dowland / No Comments

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Dave is in the midst of a three year term as Registrar of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. AUW is a recently founded international university that offers talented women education and op...

Vote for the new Vice-Chair

Published on May 23, 2019 / No Comments

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Amanda Oliver FAUA Director of College Operations | Brunel University London Election Statement  My support and commitment to the AUA has been unwavering and longstanding. I have been an AUA member f...

Attending the AACRAO Conference | AUA Blog

Published on May 22, 2019 by Laura Ottery / 1 Comment

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Last month, thanks to an AUA travel bursary, Laura Ottery represented the AUA at the 2019 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) Conference. Laura Ottery Head...

Victoria Hughes appointed Yorkshire and North East Network Coordinator

Published on May 21, 2019 by Victoria Hughes / No Comments

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Victoria Hughes has been appointed the new Network Coordinator for the Yorkshire and North East region. We asked Victoria to share a little about herself. Victoria’s background I have now been wor...

Shân Wareing | What does fit for the future look like? And where does the bear fit in? A personal perspective.

Published on May 15, 2019 by John Baker / No Comments

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John Baker reports on Professor Shân Wareing’s Keynote | What does fit for the future look like? And where does the bear fit in? A personal perspective. Professor Shân Wareing Chief Operating Off...

Systems Thinking: Tools for strategic problem solving in higher education | AUA Blog

Published on May 9, 2019 by Emma Akinlusi / No Comments

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Over the last decade, I transformed from being an inhabitant of a windy Scottish coastal town as a student where reciting Old English was the norm, to working at one of the largest creative institutio...

An Interview With Nicola Owen

Published on May 6, 2019 / No Comments

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As well as serving as an AUA Trustee, Nicola Owen is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Secretary at Lancaster University. Together with the Director of Finance, she leads the Professional Ser...

AUA Essay Prize | past and future

Published on May 1, 2019 / No Comments

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In 2018 we invited essays and articles that considered the challenges and rewards of managing change in higher education. Five pieces were short-listed, and of those five, AUA member Esther Bray, a P...