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AUA Consulting – thoughts for the future

Published on Apr 27, 2022 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

AUA Consulting – thoughts for the future Following my career in higher education as a professional services leader and manager, I was very fortunate to become a Consultant for AUA Consulting in early 2020. This has given me the opportunity to continue to use my experience to bring about improvements to both individual higher education […]

AUA Consulting – reflections on success

Published on Mar 24, 2022 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

AUA Consulting – reflections on success In my work as a consultant over the past five years, building on a career in higher education stretching over three decades, I’ve had the privilege of working with more than 30 HE institutions and sector bodies, bringing additional capacity, an external perspective and expertise based on long experience […]

Who wants to be a University Board Chair?

Published on Feb 28, 2022 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Who wants to be a University Board Chair? Over the last few years I have been involved in the appointment of several governing body chairs.  I am pleased to say that they seem to have been successful but that has been in no small part due to there being a candidate, currently serving on the […]

Admissions in the changing HE landscape

Published on Feb 16, 2022 / No Comments

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Admissions in the changing HE landscape Having had several years of declining numbers of 18 year olds in the UK population, the trend has now reversed and the number is set to rise for the foreseeable future. Whilst on the face of it this appears to mean that it will become easier to recruit home […]

Kick-starting your professional development

Published on Dec 2, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates , Professional Development

Kick-starting your professional development As the end of the year approaches and a new year is just around the corner, this is often a time for reflection.  In HE we continue to be primarily focused on the impact of Covid on our students and institutions.  We have been so focused on firefighting over the last […]

From the world of Student Experience and Engagement: Tania Struetzel – University of Greenwich

Published on Oct 20, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , Career stories , From the world of Student Experience and Engagement

From the world of Student Experience and Engagement: Tania Struetzel – University of Greenwich As part of the AUA’s Student Experience and Engagement network, we’re conducting interviews with those who work in the field. A wide variety of roles and teams support the improvement of student experience and engagement within universities. Our interview series helps […]

Professional Services – An Alternative to Benchmarking?

Published on Oct 13, 2021 / No Comments

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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 […]
Steph O'Halloran AUA Consultant

Time for some quiet leadership?

Published on Sep 24, 2021 / No Comments

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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 […]

From the world of Student Experience and Engagement: Jonathan Dempsey – New College of the Humanities (NCH)

Published on Sep 21, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , Career stories , From the world of Student Experience and Engagement

As part of the AUA’s Student Experience and Engagement network, we’re conducting interviews with those who work in the field. A wide variety of roles and teams support the improvement of student experience and engagement within universities. Our interview series helps to shine a light on those who are working in these roles, so that […]

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 […]