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Autumn Conference 2020

Published on Dec 3, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

23rd AUA Annual Lecture recording

Published on Dec 3, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

23rd AUA Annual Lecture

Meet Rachel Sandby-Thomas | AUA Career Stories

Published on Dec 2, 2020 / No Comments

Category: Career stories

Meet Rachel Sandby-Thomas | AUA Career Stories How long have you worked in HE and what was your first position? I’ve worked in HE for 4 years and came straight in as Registrar. I came in feeling very complacent as I had previously been a Director General in the Department for Business for 8 years […]

Perspectives article review – ‘Invisible imposter: identity in institutions’ – Katie Akerman (2020)

Published on Dec 1, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , Perspectives , Publications

We are launching our new series celebrating articles that have appeared in the AUA’s journal Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education that our members have found relevant or meaningful. We start with a contribution from Joanne Caldwell, who has worked in higher education for nearly twenty years and has been a member of the […]

Mita Mondal appointed South Network Coordinator

Published on Nov 30, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Mita Mondal appointed South Network Coordinator Mita Mondal appointed South Network Coordinator. We asked Mita to share a little bit about herself. Mita’s background I have worked in professional services roles in the UK and Australia for 18 years since graduating from Griffith University (Australia) in 2000 with a Masters in Human Resource Management. I […]

Business Continuity planning redefined – will you be resilient in the next crisis?

Published on Nov 25, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Business Continuity planning redefined – will you be resilient in the next crisis? When the first wave of COVID-19 hit you probably did have ‘pandemic’ somewhere on your business continuity plan. You may well have reached for that plan – or perhaps your hastily established crisis management team just got on with it. Sadly, the […]

Melissa Mulhall appointed South Wales and South West Network Coordinator

Published on Nov 25, 2020 / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Updates

Melissa Mulhall appointed South Wales and South West Network Coordinator Melissa Mulhall appointed South Wales and South West Network Coordinator. We asked Melissa to share a little bit about herself. Melissa’s background I have worked in Higher Education for over 20 years now and have worked in a number of central, School and Faculty leadership […]

Chair’s message November 2020

Published on Nov 20, 2020 / No Comments

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Chair’s message to the members | November 2020 Amanda Oliver, Chair of the AUA, takes a moment to reflect on 2020 and announces the Diamond Jubilee Strategic Vision for the Association as we approach our 60th year. Hello everyone, I would like to introduce myself as your Chair. My name is Amanda Oliver and I […]

How are universities and students’ unions engaging students this year?

Published on Nov 16, 2020 by David Gilani / No Comments

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How are universities and students’ unions engaging students this year? On 29th October 2020, the AUA’s Student Experience and Engagement network held its second vidcon. Similar to our previous event that took place in July, this brought together representatives from dozens of universities and students’ unions across the UK to share how we’re approaching our […]

November 2020 Member Spotlight – Wendy Cairney

Published on Nov 12, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Member Spotlight

The November member spotlight is on Wendy Cairney, who was previously the AUA Scotland Network Coordinator. If you are based in the Scotland region, you can apply for this role via our website. Why do you do it? I became involved with AUA ‘by accident’ in 2011 having attended an internal training event at Edinburgh […]