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Learning from AUA Consulting

Published on Apr 22, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Learning from AUA Consulting In 2019 AUA launched a consulting practice AUA Consulting as a new strand in our range of activities in the HE sector.  What have we learned as an association from this new initiative over the last two years?  How is AUA Consulting benefiting AUA, our members and the wider sector?  In […]

Underlining HE’s value through student personal and professional development

Published on Apr 13, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

AUA Annual Conference 2021 Sponsor BlogDr John Miles, CEO, Inkpath______________________________ After a year of living with COVID-19, universities will be reflecting on the endless challenges that came their way over the past 12 months. University teams have continued to work hard to keep students motivated and to support their progress, despite all of the difficulties […]

International Opportunity CAUBO 2021

Published on Apr 8, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , International conferences

International Opportunity: CAUBO 2021 15 to 17 June 2021 | Online The AUA is thrilled to announce that, thanks to our partnership with CAUBO, we are offering an exciting opportunity for one of our members to attend CAUBO Annual Conference 2021. Information on the event CAUBO’s flagship professional development event, the Annual Conference brings together […]

What are students ‘buying’ from universities?

Published on Mar 23, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

What are students ‘buying’ from universities? I was talking to a friend who works for British Airways recently, and commiserating with him over the disruption that Covid caused to his industry and the stress he must have faced in his job.  ‘Actually’, he said, ‘you had it worse in HE because we had contingency plans. […]

Fake Degrees, Visa Mills & Identity Fraud: how Jisc are protecting UK graduates, universities, and employers

Published on Mar 23, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

AUA Annual Conference 2021 Exhibitor BlogJisc______________________________ Every year the HE sector comes under threat from fraudsters, cheats and those looking to circumvent the system in order to get a valuable qualification. Whether that’s an increase in bogus institutes, using fake certificates, or individuals falsifying student identities, these threaten the reputation and stability of the HE […]

Professional Services – Future-Fit?

Published on Mar 3, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Professional Services – Future-Fit? It’s now more than a year since the pandemic first hit the UK. It is hard to remember life and work in our institutions pre-COVID-19.  2021 will be potentially even more challenging for HE.  As Steve Smith highlighted in another AUA blog the rapid changes in methods of delivery and ways […]

To proctor or not to proctor – is that the question?

Published on Feb 25, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

AUA Annual Conference 2021 Exhibitor BlogUNIwise______________________________ The use of facial recognition technology during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a widespread debate within the HE community about to what extent surveillance and invasion of privacy is reasonable in order for universities to carry out their obligation to ensure fair and credible assessment of students. The […]

A new world of virtual operations: simplifying, standardising, and transforming the work of professional services

Published on Feb 19, 2021 / No Comments

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AUA Annual Conference 2021 Exhibitor BlogRon Yanosky | EAB______________________________ COVID-19 has transformed higher education into a virtualised industry. While online learning is the most conspicuous part of this new reality, the shift from campus-bound to remote professional services operations is a quieter but equally noteworthy achievement. Our workforce has remained flexible in adopting new modes […]

Just a Minute…….Governance Practice in the New Normal

Published on Feb 16, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates , Governance

Just a Minute…….Governance Practice in the New Normal Being ever the optimist, I am making plans for returning to face to face meetings sooner rather than later and, in relation to committee administration, a few positives have emerged as a result of the global pandemic.  I am no longer overly worried about anyone requesting remote […]

Unlocking your data capability

Published on Feb 1, 2021 / No Comments

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Unlocking your data capability If you put “data” into Google you get 8.97 billion results.  For comparison, “Covid” gets 6.55 billion, “Trump” gets 1.78 billion, “Brexit” gets 182 million.  There are many reasons why data has become big, not least of which is the development of technologies and protocols to capture data easily, store vast […]