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Write for the AUA | AUA Opportunities

Published on Jan 24, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Career stories , Good Practice Guides , Newslink , Perspectives , Publications

Interested in writing for the AUA, but not sure where to start? Now there’s even more ways to get involved and see your words published, both online and in print. Writing for the AUA is a member...

Attending TEMC 2019 in Adelaide

Published on Jan 13, 2020 / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

On becoming ‘The Networking Guy’ The tale best begins with a story: A group of PhD students are chatting about their future. One member of the group looks to the others and says, “I’ve got a job”. Some of the others – slightly surprised at this because they’re further through their PhDs – respond with […]

Death of the meeting

Published on Jan 6, 2020 by Amber Bartlett / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

Professional development: knowledge, ideas and tools for furthering a career in higher education and enriching your experience of being a HE professional Most of us know the feeling – you look at your diary for the week and see a sea of meetings. First thought: When am I going to eat lunch?! Second thought: How […]

Student engagement

Published on Dec 16, 2019 by David Gilani and Josh Gulrajani / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

Background The AUA’s Student Experience and Engagement network was launched in April 2019 to bring together staff within this field of university administration. We want to create a hub of activity for all of those working within the areas of student experience and/or student engagement. We also want to help those working in other areas […]

Sketchnotes | AUA Blog

Published on Dec 9, 2019 by Katrina Swanton / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog

Back in 2015, I was at a conference in Edinburgh in 2015.  I was attending a breakout session and was sitting waiting for the first speaker, conference-centre branded notepad and pen in hand. I had n...

The Mark of Excellence | Congratulations to Durham University

Published on Dec 5, 2019 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Mark of Excellence

The Mark of Excellence Congratulations to Durham University Three years after becoming the first university to be awarded the AUA Mark of Excellence, Durham University has successfully achieved the Mark for a further three years. Despite experiencing a significant amount of change throughout the whole institution, Durham has successfully managed not only to further develop […]

The Mark of Excellence | Congratulations to University of Bath

Published on Dec 5, 2019 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

The Mark of Excellence Congratulations to University of Bath Three years after they first achieved the AUA Mark of Excellence, the University of Bath academic professional services have successfully been awarded the Mark for a further three years. Despite experiencing a large amount of change within the organisation, they have successfully managed to further embed […]

Autumn Conference and Annual Lecture 2019

Published on Dec 2, 2019 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

Autumn Conference and Annual Lecture 2019 Member blogs and highlights On Tuesday 26 November we had our AUA Autumn Conference and 22nd Annual Lecture. The theme of this year’s Conference was Sustainability, and we were honoured to have a whole host of professional and dedicated speakers to help bring our discussions and awareness forward. Here […]

Professional Services in the New Era of Regulation

Published on Nov 26, 2019 by Dr Andrew West / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting

Professional Services in the New Era of Regulation Dr Andrew West FAUA has worked in HE professional services for thirty years. Formerly University Secretary at the University of Sheffield he is Strategic Adviser to the AUA and Managing Consultant for AUA Consulting. Andrew is a member of the Board of Governors of Leeds Beckett University, […]

Board Briefing Blog

Published on Nov 25, 2019 by Kathy Murray / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog

Kathy Murray MAUADirector of OperationsThe AUA The Board of Trustees made the journey to Manchester twice last month. On the 10 October they gathered with members of the AUA Team to discuss and debate the priorities of a strategy that will take the AUA beyond 2020. They came together again on the 18 October for […]