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Chiara Singh – June Member Spotlight

Published on Jun 17, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , 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 […]

Managing Self and Personal Skills

Published on Mar 26, 2020 / No Comments

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

Managing Self and Personal Skills Managing self and personal skills is a behaviour that is about taking control of and responsibility for your own professional development. In many ways, all of the activities offered by the AUA relate to this behaviour, as they all give you the chance to develop yourself outside of the opportunities […]

Working together

Published on Mar 12, 2020 / No Comments

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

Working together The behaviour ‘working together’ is all about the skills we use when we work with colleagues to achieve shared objectives. We all work collaboratively within our daily jobs but the AUA also offers many exciting and interesting ways to develop this behaviour that go beyond routine team meetings and group projects. One very […]

Achieving results

Published on Feb 27, 2020 / No Comments

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

Achieving results The behaviour ‘achieving results’ relates being successful to producing high quality work that consistently meets pre-agreed objectives and criteria. There are many ways that the AUA can help you to practise this behaviour, giving you opportunities outside of the day-to-day tasks of your role. For example, one that you perhaps might not have […]

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 […]