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The AUA (virtual) Office | AUA Blog

Published on Apr 1, 2020 / No Comments

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The AUA (virtual) Office Jordan Paterson | Administration Assistant | The AUA I’m a creature of habit, so my working environment changing completely for the foreseeable future was going to be difficult for me. I usually walk to work, so I’ve had to figure out other ways to get the daily exercise I’d normally get. […]

2020 Member of the Year Shortlist – Oliver Cooper

Published on Mar 31, 2020 / No Comments

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The AUA Annual Awards are usually announced and presented as part of our Gala Dinner. As our Annual Conference & Exhibition has been postponed, we have had to rethink how we will recognise and acknowledge the hard work by our members and networks for this year’s awards. Each weekday from Thursday 26 March, we will […]

Central versus local: Getting the right staff in the right places | AUA Blog

Published on Mar 31, 2020 by Thea Gibbs / No Comments

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Central versus local: Getting the right staff in the right places Thea Gibbs | Director of Operations | Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations My university has a preference for centralised professional services, combined with a drive for consistency and standardisation across different functions.  Sometimes this can be at odds with local needs of […]

2020 Member of the Year Shortlist – Emma Pleasants

Published on Mar 26, 2020 / No Comments

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The AUA Annual Awards are usually announced and presented as part of our Gala Dinner. As our Annual Conference & Exhibition has been postponed, we have had to rethink how we will recognise and acknowledge the hard work by our members and networks for this year’s awards. Each weekday from Thursday 26 March, we will […]

AUA 2020 Annual Awards Shortlist

Published on Mar 26, 2020 / No Comments

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The 2020 Annual AUA Awards Nominees As most of you will know, the AUA Annual Awards are usually announced and presented as part of our Gala Dinner at our Annual Conference & Exhibition. As this has been postponed this year, we’ve had to rethink how we will recognise and acknowledge the hard work of our members and […]

Managing Self and Personal Skills

Published on Mar 26, 2020 / No Comments

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

Managing Self and Personal Skills Managing self and personal skills is a behaviour that is about taking control of and responsibility for your own professional development. In many ways, all of the activities offered by the AUA relate to this behaviour, as they all give you the chance to develop yourself outside of the opportunities […]

AUA Study Tour: Japan

Published on Mar 24, 2020 by Liz Turner | Chiara Singh | Oliver Cooper | Laura Johnson | Chris Cooper / No Comments

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Liz Turner | Chiara Singh | Oliver Cooper | Laura Johnson | Chris Cooper Introduction Japan also known as Nihon or ‘the land of the rising sun’, is an inspiring country with a legendary work ethic and a very different Higher Education Sector. From the beautiful art of becoming a geisha to the ancient Shinto […]

Day two | Navigating the new normal

Published on Mar 20, 2020 by Jane Reid / No Comments

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Day two | Navigating the new normal Jane Reid | Teaching and Learning Manager (PgCert) | The AUA In my current job, I rarely work from home despite my role working on a blended learning programme being quite suited to it. I enjoy working in an open plan office, I enjoy the variety of our […]

Lucidity Solutions – Exhibitor Blog

Published on Mar 12, 2020 / No Comments

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If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reading university strategic plans, you might have been tempted to hang your head in despair! They often sound very similar, have too many – or too few – ways to evaluate progress, and are divorced from what really happens in the institution. In response, we’ve developed an approach […]

Insights into geographical inequalities in higher education participation

Published on Mar 11, 2020 / No Comments

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Insights into geographical inequalities in higher education participation | AUA Blog Geographical variations in rates of higher education [HE] participation have long been recognised. In 1997, the Dearing Report referenced research by the Higher Education Funding Council for England which showed that ‘the probability of a young person entering a higher education institution is strongly […]