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PgCert | Our alumni share their experience

Published on Feb 20, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , PgCert

David Duell Research Projects Facilitator (Post-Award) | University of Birmingham    As I do not have an undergraduate degree, I was attracted by the opportunity to undertake a postgraduate qualification on the basis of my experience working in the HE sector. The programme built a real interest in policy and the professional climate, as well as […]

Developing self and others

Published on Feb 13, 2020 / No Comments

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

Developing self and others Developing self and others is a behaviour that focuses on demonstrating commitment to ongoing professional development: both your own and that of the people around you. The AUA can help you to strengthen this behaviour in many different ways. For example, you could start your professional development journey by using our […]

What exactly is the AUA CPD Framework and how can it help me?

Published on Jan 29, 2020 / No Comments

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

What exactly is the AUA CPD Framework and how can it help me? Whether you’re new to the AUA or a longstanding member; the likelihood is you’ll have heard the AUA CPD Framework mentioned in one form or another. From our professional development events programme to our member-led networks and our publications, the AUA CPD […]

Seize the day: one thing can lead to another | AUA Blog

Published on Jan 20, 2020 by Oliver Cooper / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , PgCert , Professional Development

Seize the day: one thing can lead to another | AUA Blog When people ask about why they should join the AUA, what they get out of it, it can on occasion be hard to put into words, the tangible benefits we receive. Somehow, the cliché of ‘you get out what you put in’ never […]

January Member Spotlight – Katie Akerman

Published on Jan 16, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Member Spotlight , PgCert

The January member spotlight is on Katie Akerman, who is a moderator for conference session proposals. Katie is a Fellow of the AUA, and also an assessor for the AUA’s PgCert. Why do you do it? I was one of the first graduates of the AUA’s PgCert and was involved with all sorts of things […]

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 […]

November Member Spotlight | Diane Perrin

Published on Nov 21, 2019 by Diane Perrin / No Comments

Category: Mark of Excellence , Member Spotlight

The November member spotlight is on Diane Perrin, Project Manager in the Programme Management Office at the University of Salford. During her time as a member, Diane has been involved with and contrib...

Dinosaurs and diplomas | AUA Blog

Published on Nov 12, 2019 by Alex Holmes / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , PgCert

It all seemed so simple and straightforward at the time; three study days, a couple of assignments, and job done. Easy, right – what could possibly go wrong? Well, the birth of our first child (...

Meet Ruth Coomber | AUA Career Stories

Published on May 13, 2019 by Ruth Coomber / No Comments

Category: Career stories , PgCert

Ruth Coomber MAUA | Division Manager | Cardiff University Ruth volunteers as a delivery partner for the PgCert, is an AUA Advocate and she was our Member of the Year in 2018. We were keen to find out...

February Member Spotlight | Catherine Cobbett

Published on Feb 14, 2019 by Catherine Cobbett & / No Comments

Category: Member Spotlight , PgCert

The February member spotlight is on Catherine Cobbett, Head of Academic Quality at Leeds Trinity University and AUA PgCert Mentor representative at the Board of Studies. Why do you do it? I have been ...