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Wellbeing: Rhetoric or Reality?

Published on Jan 14, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Something’s been nagging at me through the holiday season. I’ve been pondering a theme in the corporate messaging that seemed to emerge in the final few weeks of the year, shared with me by a number of my coachees (from within and beyond the HE sector) and observed by others on a couple of social […]

Perspectives article review – ‘Quality and Consumerism in Higher Education’ – David Palfreyman – (2013)

Published on Jan 14, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Perspectives: Policy and practice in higher education is the AUA’s monthly journal which provides higher education managers and administrators with innovative material which analyses and informs their practice of management. The Perspectives journal is published four times a year, and is available to AUA members in both hard copy and online. Members can access the full […]

Tips to combat WFH monotony

Published on Jan 13, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Rebecca Mapp | Office Operations Manager | Worktribe______________________________ In this blog, Rebecca from Worktribe shares her own experience of the ups and down of the last nine months, and distills a couple of simple but useful tips from seasoned home-office workers in her team. When the first wave of news of the Covid-19 pandemic hit, […]

Friday Retro: clarity and focus in 30 minutes

Published on Dec 18, 2020 by Margaret L Ruwoldt & Sally Newton / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , Professional Development

Friday Retro facilitators Sally Newton and Margaret L Ruwoldt are international members of AUA, and serve on the Bass Regional Committee of ATEM, the Association for Tertiary Education Management. When everything is changing around you, every demand on your time and energy seems both urgent and important. Talking to friends and colleagues in March 2020, […]

December 2020 Member Spotlight – Oliver Cooper

Published on Dec 16, 2020 / No Comments

Category: Member Spotlight

The December member spotlight is on Oliver Cooper, at Warwick University. Oliver is a mentor for the AUA’s PgCert programme. Why do you do it? A large part of the ethos of the AUA is helping others in their professional development. I had an amazing PG Cert mentor (an AUA celebrity – Nick Allen), who […]

Perspectives article review – ‘University Governance – An Issue for Our Time’ Michael Shattock – (2012)

Published on Dec 14, 2020 by Adrian Parry / No Comments

Category: Perspectives , Publications

Perspectives: Policy and practice in higher education is the AUA’s monthly journal which provides higher education managers and administrators with innovative material which analyses and informs their practice of management. The Perspectives journal is published four times a year, and is available to AUA members in both hard copy and online. Members can access the full […]

Coaching with AUA Consulting

Published on Dec 9, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Professional Development

This month I’m delighted to announce AUA is launching a new 1-1 Coaching service, complementing our many other activities designed to support development for HE professionals.  We have assembled an impressive team of qualified coaches with extensive experience of supporting personal, professional and career development.  As you would expect, alongside their coaching expertise, AUA’s team […]

Admissions in the headlines – again

Published on Dec 4, 2020 / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Admissions in the headlines – again University admissions usually hits the headlines when something goes wrong, either individually or collectively at a university or national level. A case in point being the fiasco of August 2020, when universities made acceptance decision for home undergraduates on the basis of the grades provided by the examinations boards, […]

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