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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 […]

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 ...

How the AUA PGCert saved me from a life of ‘can’t’ | AUA Blog

Published on Jan 7, 2019 by Leanne Hunt / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , PgCert

    Leanne Hunt MAUA | College Education Manager, Brunel University As a parent of a typically complex pre-teen, we are constantly being reminded by the school the importance of instilling...

15 years of PgCert: Ruth Coomber shares her PgCert experience

Published on Jan 18, 2018 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , PgCert

Ruth Coomber Division Manager Cardiff University Tell us about your HE beginnings… I started in HE in 1998 as PA to the Head of Department in the School of Medicine. I was working part time as ...