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Perspectives article review – ‘Invisible imposter: identity in institutions’ – Katie Akerman (2020)

Published on Dec 1, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , Perspectives , Publications

We are launching our new series celebrating articles that have appeared in the AUA’s journal Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education that our members have found relevant or meaningful. We start with a contribution from Joanne Caldwell, who has worked in higher education for nearly twenty years and has been a member of the […]

Business Continuity planning redefined – will you be resilient in the next crisis?

Published on Nov 25, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Business Continuity planning redefined – will you be resilient in the next crisis? When the first wave of COVID-19 hit you probably did have ‘pandemic’ somewhere on your business continuity plan. You may well have reached for that plan – or perhaps your hastily established crisis management team just got on with it. Sadly, the […]

Global Perspectives for a Hopeful Future

Published on Nov 11, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Global Perspectives for a Hopeful Future I suppose that every British university, and most of those in other countries, says something like: ‘We help our students and staff develop as global citizens’.  If universities fail to do this, and fail to recognise an obligation to do so, there must be something wrong! At a time […]

Honest Leadership

Published on Oct 29, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , Future HE Professionals

Honest Leadership Emma Wilkins, Executive Search Consultant, Dixon Walter When we think about what we want from higher education professionals, as the AUA has been doing, for me one of the most significant requirements is for strong and effective leadership. I feel that as a sector we have historically placed high value on subject knowledge, functional […]

Professional Services – ready for new operating models?

Published on Oct 15, 2020 / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Professional Services – ready for new operating models? The academic year just starting will be extremely challenging for all HE institutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has required changes in methods of delivery and operation as well as putting significant financial pressure on the sector. In this context many institutions will be reviewing their strategies and plans […]

Strategic Enrolment Management

Published on Jul 28, 2020 by Mary Hughes / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

The HE sector, like the country, is frustrated, frightened and gasping for breath. With reluctance, the sector engaged with the marketization of HE forced upon it by successive governments: marketing departments were established, strategies written and budgets allocated.  Reacting to the market when the unexpected happens is part of the strategy, but when the fundamental […]

Future HE Professionals an update

Published on Jul 20, 2020 by Dr Andrew West / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Future HE Professionals

What do future trends in the world of work mean for professionals working in higher education and how are professional roles changing in this context – not to mention the additional impacts arising from the Coronavirus pandemic? What are the likely development needs to support new ways of working into the future and what role […]

Predictably unpredictable

Published on Jul 16, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Internationalisation and Coronavirus

Published on Jul 2, 2020 by Dr Andrew West / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Internationalisation and Coronavirus – what next for HE professional services? 1) Be better informed – make some time, particularly in the post-lockdown period, to develop your knowledge of international HE, bringing the benefits of this learning into your professional practice over the challenging months ahead. One option might be to subscribe (for free) to University […]

How to maintain team cohesion

Published on Jun 4, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid