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HE Governance – challenges and opportunities

Published on Sep 3, 2021 / No Comments

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

HE Governance – challenges and opportunities Reflecting on current and future challenges and opportunities for higher education governance, I’d like to share some thoughts on how the AUA governance consulting team might be able to help.  Our governance consulting team is made up of current and former university secretaries, senior governance professionals and members of […]

June 2021 Member Spotlight – Helena Torres

Published on Jun 16, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The June member spotlight is on Helena Torres, Centre Administration Manager, Brussels at the University of Kent. Helena is is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? I have benefited greatly from being a member of the AUA throughout my career in higher education.  I particularly enjoyed being part […]

May 2021 Member Spotlight – Thea Gibbs

Published on May 20, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The May member spotlight is on Thea Gibbs, Director of Operations, Faculty of Law at University College London. Thea is is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? Looking back at the start of my career I remember vividly a number of pivotal moments when a manager or mentor […]

February 2021 Member Spotlight – Mark Crittenden

Published on Feb 17, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The February member spotlight is on Mark Crittenden, Head of Student Centres, University of Greenwich. Mark is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? I have been a member of AUA for virtually all of my career in HE after being “advised” (very strongly) by my then line manager […]

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 […]

August 2020 Member Spotlight – Vikki Goddard

Published on Aug 20, 2020 by Vikki Goddard / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The August member spotlight is on Vikki Goddard, Director of Operations for the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester. Vikki is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? I’ve been a member of AUA for a long time and I really appreciate the support […]

Welcoming our new Chair

Published on Aug 6, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Governance

Hello fellow AUA members, It only struck me in conversation the other day that I’m no longer Chair and am now Vice-Chair; not the strangest thing to happen in lockdown but one that had kind of snuck up on me! The last two years being AUA Chair really have been an immense privilege and I’m now looking […]

July 2020 Member Spotlight – Sam Bayley

Published on Jul 15, 2020 by Sam Bayley / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The July member spotlight is on Sam Bayley, a Department Manager of the Department of Environment & Geography at the University of York. Sam Bayley is one of our current Board of Trustees members and will finish his second term of office at the end of July Why do you do it? I joined the […]

AGM 2020

Published on Jun 12, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Governance

May 2020 Member Spotlight – Sara Corcoran

Published on May 20, 2020 by Sara Corcoran / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The May member spotlight is on Sara Corcoran, Leadership Coach at the University of Suffolk. Sara Corcoran is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? My career has spanned both the health and higher education sectors. In both, the sharing and support that colleagues offer one another, both within […]