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Goodbye Leeds and hello Lancaster, starting a new role during a pandemic

Published on May 19, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Goodbye Leeds and hello Lancaster Starting a new role during a pandemic I would never have thought to be finishing a much-loved role at Leeds during a pandemic. My colleagues gave me a great send off and I felt incredibly grateful to receive letterbox flowers and additional treats on my last day as I have never […]

Managing staff anxiety

Published on May 18, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Professional Services – How you doin’?

Published on May 7, 2020 by Steve Smith & / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Professional Services – How you doin’? “How you doin’?” Although more famously used as Joey’s tried-and-tested pick up line in the US TV sitcom Friends, it’s also a very valid question to ask of professional services operations in HEIs. How do you know if your HEI’s professional services are doing what they need to and […]

Coronavirus: Through the eyes of a postgrad student

Published on May 5, 2020 by Kelli Wolfe / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , PgCert , Professional Development , Work and Covid

Coronavirus: Through the eyes of a postgrad student Kelli Wolfe | University of Roehampton I’m the type of person who always tries to “look on the bright side”, find the “silver linings” or generally embody Pollyanna in all ways. In the current climate, that can be a challenge for us all, especially those not naturally […]

Navigating the uncertainty

Published on May 1, 2020 by Dr Andrew West FAUA / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Navigating the uncertainty | AUA can help The agenda for HE has changed beyond recognition in a few short weeks as the sector, alongside wider society, has responded to the pressing demands of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is probably safe to say that those working in higher education have never experienced times like this and […]

Using resources effectively

Published on Apr 23, 2020 / No Comments

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

Using resources effectively Using resources effectively is a behaviour which is all about being able to successfully identify and make the most productive use of all kinds of different resources, including: people, time, information, networks and budgets. The AUA offers its members access to a variety of useful resources, however, we firmly believe that the […]

Keeping Perspective – AUA’s “Future HE Professionals” Project | AUA Blog

Published on Apr 20, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Strategy Development , AUA Updates

Keeping PerspectiveFuture HE Professionals Project Update Chris Ince | AUA Chair | Secretary and Registrar | London Metropolitan University Back in February this year I wrote to members about AUA’s ‘Future HE Professionals’ project – a collaborative research project to help us understand the needs of HE professional services into the future and to inform the […]

University Challenge?

Published on Apr 16, 2020 by Joanne Caldwell / No Comments

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University Challenge? Joanne Caldwell | CDT Manager | The University of Salford My session was going to be about the current research I am undertaking as part of my Doctorate in Education (EdD). My research looks at the professional identity of professional services staff and if their relationship with academic staff has had an impact […]

Remote working: feeling less remote | AUA Blog

Published on Apr 15, 2020 by Helena Torres / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Remote working: feeling less remote Helena Torres | Centre Administration Manager, Brussels | University of Kent As I write this I am entering my fifth week of working from home after the move to remote teaching and working for all staff at the University of Kent’s Brussels Centre on 13th March.  At the time we […]

A blog from our Honorary President | AUA Blog

Published on Apr 15, 2020 by Mary Curnock Cook OBE / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Mary Curnock Cook OBE | Honorary President | The AUA I’m writing this from the comfort of my home study which has been my workplace since leaving UCAS over three years ago.  For me, ‘working from home’ hasn’t been much of an adjustment and doing it five days a week instead of one or two […]