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HE Governance – challenges and opportunities

Published on Sep 3, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates , Governance

HE Governance – challenges and opportunities Reflecting on current and future challenges and opportunities for higher education governance, I’d like to share some thoughts on how the AUA governance consulting team might be able to help.  Our governance consulting team is made up of current and former university secretaries, senior governance professionals and members of […]

August 2021 Member Spotlight – Phil Rowsby

Published on Aug 18, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Member Spotlight

The August member spotlight is on Phil Rowsby, Senior Governance Officer and an AUA Advocate at Heriot-Watt University. Why do you do it? I joined the AUA in 2016 when I started working at Heriot-Watt as a temp as I thought it might help if I applied for a permanent role at a later stage […]

From the world of Student Experience and Engagement – Lizy Holder

Published on Aug 5, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , Career stories

As part of the AUA’s Student Experience and Engagement network, we’re conducting interviews with those who work in the field. A wide variety of roles and teams support the improvement of student experience and engagement within universities. Our interview series helps to shine a light on those who are working in these roles, so that […]

AUA Virtual Study Tour Opportunity 2021 HE Partnerships: Greece and UK

Published on Aug 5, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

AUA: International Higher Education Network In 2020, responding to the COVID-19 emergency, AUA took a decision to run its annual Study Tour as an online activity.  During 2021 we have considered how the pandemic has ebbed and flowed, how travel advice has often been changed, and the guidance given by government to universities.  Our decision […]

Welcoming our new Trustees August 2021

Published on Aug 1, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Hello fellow AUA members, Being an AUA Trustee is a great honour but it is also really good fun. I’ve enjoyed the seven (I think!) years I have been involved as a member but also served as Vice-Chair and Chair. As well as helping to lead some of the work of the Association you also […]

Call for proposals AUA Annual Conference 2022

Published on Jul 23, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Call for session proposals We are now inviting working session proposals for the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022 on 11 and 12 April at The University of Manchester.  The title for next year’s conference is:  What now? Shaping our future  The impact of the pandemic was immediate. It was felt by everyone and affected everything. It restricted our personal lives, demanded a new professional focus and changed the way we conducted our working day – everything we knew shifted overnight.  As we emerge from this […]

July 2021 Member Spotlight – Amanda Lund

Published on Jul 21, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Member Spotlight

The July member spotlight is on Amanda Lund, Deputy Director of Professional Services and an AUA Advocate at the University of Edinburgh. Why do you do it? I actually stumbled across the AUA when I was looking for further development opportunities and initially found and signed up to the PgCert. On looking into the AUA […]

Managing Change Open Forum 2021 recordings

Published on Jul 20, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Here you can access recordings of sessions from the Managing Change in Higher Education Annual Open Forum 2021, kindly sponsored by EvaSys

Taking closing the loop further at the University of Hull

Published on Jul 14, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

Managing Change in HE Annual Open Forum 2021 Sponsor Blog, by Joanna Carter, Student Insight and Sector Policy Manager, University of Hull on behalf of EvaSys Evaluation and Assessment ______________________________ The increasing emphasis placed on the student voice in higher education is apparent in both the policies and practices of UK higher education institutions. A […]

The AUA turns 60

Published on Jun 24, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Diamond jubilee