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The AUA Autumn Conference

Published on Dec 12, 2019 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

An overview The AUA Autumn Conference had a theme of ‘Sustainability’ but the word itself was subject to some different interpretations.   The plenary speakers tended to opt for something concepts based on the 1987 Brundtland report, but others looked more narrowly at the viability of a particular system or university.  The formal part of the […]

The AUA Invisible Grail Prize

Published on Dec 11, 2019 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

‘Thought Pieces’ for the HE Sector Why do we do what we do? – Finding our purpose For several years the AUA has awarded writing prizes for outstanding pieces published in Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education.  From 2019 our competition partnered with a new sponsor, Invisible Grail, an organisation which provides consultancy and […]

Sketchnotes | AUA Blog

Published on Dec 9, 2019 by Katrina Swanton / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog

Back in 2015, I was at a conference in Edinburgh in 2015.  I was attending a breakout session and was sitting waiting for the first speaker, conference-centre branded notepad and pen in hand. I had n...

The Mark of Excellence | Congratulations to Durham University

Published on Dec 5, 2019 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

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 […]

The Mark of Excellence | Congratulations to University of Bath

Published on Dec 5, 2019 / No Comments

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The Mark of Excellence Congratulations to University of Bath Three years after they first achieved the AUA Mark of Excellence, the University of Bath academic professional services have successfully been awarded the Mark for a further three years. Despite experiencing a large amount of change within the organisation, they have successfully managed to further embed […]

Read the latest AUA Board minutes

Published on Dec 5, 2019 / No Comments

Category: Governance

We’re governed by a constitution and a Board of Trustees who are responsible for leading and executing our overall vision and direction adopted by the Association at our Annual General Meetings.  ...

Autumn Conference and Annual Lecture 2019 presentations

Published on Dec 4, 2019 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Autumn Conference and Annual Lecture 2019 presentations Keynotes Creating a sustainable organisation; creating value for money | Dr Louise Ellis Let’s make a sustainable planet: Marking a decade of inspiration, innovation and impact | Helena Tinker Working Sessions Developing an agile partnership: creating and sustaining a culture of collaboration | Robin Armstrong Viner and Sian […]

Autumn Conference and Annual Lecture 2019

Published on Dec 2, 2019 / No Comments

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Autumn Conference and Annual Lecture 2019 Member blogs and highlights On Tuesday 26 November we had our AUA Autumn Conference and 22nd Annual Lecture. The theme of this year’s Conference was Sustainability, and we were honoured to have a whole host of professional and dedicated speakers to help bring our discussions and awareness forward. Here […]

Professional Services in the New Era of Regulation

Published on Nov 26, 2019 by Dr Andrew West / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting

Professional Services in the New Era of Regulation Dr Andrew West FAUA has worked in HE professional services for thirty years. Formerly University Secretary at the University of Sheffield he is Strategic Adviser to the AUA and Managing Consultant for AUA Consulting. Andrew is a member of the Board of Governors of Leeds Beckett University, […]

Board Briefing Blog

Published on Nov 25, 2019 by Kathy Murray / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog

Kathy Murray MAUADirector of OperationsThe AUA The Board of Trustees made the journey to Manchester twice last month. On the 10 October they gathered with members of the AUA Team to discuss and debate the priorities of a strategy that will take the AUA beyond 2020. They came together again on the 18 October for […]