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April 2021 Member Spotlight – Loretta Gibson

Published on Apr 15, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Member Spotlight , PgCert , Professional Development

The April member spotlight is on Loretta Gibson, Director of Administration for the Faculty of Engineering and Design at the University of Bath. Loretta is a Fellow Representative on the AUA’s Board of Studies and is a mentor on the PgCert programme. Why do you do it? The AUA as an organisation and as a […]

March 2021 Member Spotlight – Annette Cooke

Published on Mar 17, 2021 by Annette Cooke / No Comments

Category: Member Spotlight , PgCert

The March member spotlight is on Annette Cooke from the University of Salford. Annette is a Fellow Representative on the Board of Studies for the AUA’s PgCert programme. Why do you do it? I’ve been an AUA member for many years and more recently achieved Fellowship status and have a keen interest in quality assurance/enhancement, […]

October 2020 Member Spotlight – Nikki Elliott

Published on Oct 14, 2020 / No Comments

Category: Member Spotlight , PgCert , Professional Development

The October member spotlight is on Nikki Elliott, CBASS Project Officer at Brunel University. Nikki is a student representative for our PgCert programme. Why do you do it? I thoroughly enjoyed my time studying for the PgCert and from the start there was a great connection between students and PgCert staff. It has been a […]
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Introduction to the AUA CPD Framework

Published on Aug 13, 2020 / No Comments

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

After the session there was a Q&A: I’ve been thinking of applying for AUA Fellowship, this session has been very helpful with regards to that but are there any exemplars to look to? Michael: Not currently. I recommend anyone who is looking to complete fellowship within their institution is to use a peer-learning model, which […]

June 2020 Member Spotlight – Chiara Singh

Published on Jun 17, 2020 by Chiara Singh / No Comments

Category: Member Spotlight , PgCert

The June member spotlight is on Chiara Singh, School Office Manager at the University of Bristol. Chiara Singh is an Alumni Representative on the Board of Studies for the AUA’s PgCert. Why do you do it? Having been a student myself on the Postgraduate Certificate in HE, Administration, Management and Leadership, I can largely relate […]

Engaging with the Wider Context

Published on May 7, 2020 / No Comments

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

Engaging with the Wider Context The behaviour ‘engaging with the wider context’ is all about how understanding the bigger picture can help you to better contribute to your role and your organisation. Becoming an AUA member is the first step to developing this behaviour, as it enables you to join a nationwide network of peers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Embracing Change

Published on Apr 9, 2020 / No Comments

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

Embracing Change The behaviour ‘embracing change’ is all about being open to new ideas and adapting to unfamiliar situations and changing roles, which in the current climate, will no doubt resonate with most readers. Many of us are trying to cope with challenges posed by switching to remote working and changes to our roles and […]

Celebrating our 2020 PgCert Graduates

Published on Apr 6, 2020 / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , PgCert

Celebrating our 2020 PgCert Graduates One of the highlights of the AUA Annual Conference is the award ceremony when we congratulate and celebrate the achievement of AUA members who have successfully completed our PgCert programme. This year we were looking forward to applauding a record number of graduates as a result of the change in […]