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A message from our new President

Published on Mar 5, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

The AUA and its members have an essential part to play in enabling UK universities and HE providers to survive this covid pandemic. You play a key role in enabling universities to provide not only great learning opportunities for our students, but also a thriving research environment. It is an honour to be joining the […]

What’s the Simplest Way to Close the Student Feedback Loop at Module Level?

Published on Mar 3, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

AUA Annual Conference 2021 Exhibitor BlogEvasys______________________________ Now, more than ever, it’s critical for students to feel their voices are heard; by their lecturers, heads of school and by university leaders. Closing the student feedback loop at module level is a highly effective way to enable that two-way communication between student and institution – and, of […]

Professional Services – Future-Fit?

Published on Mar 3, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Professional Services – Future-Fit? It’s now more than a year since the pandemic first hit the UK. It is hard to remember life and work in our institutions pre-COVID-19.  2021 will be potentially even more challenging for HE.  As Steve Smith highlighted in another AUA blog the rapid changes in methods of delivery and ways […]

Perspectives article review – ‘E-learning across the Atlantic’ – Julie Davies and Nigel Pigott – (2004)

Published on Mar 3, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Perspectives

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 […]

To proctor or not to proctor – is that the question?

Published on Feb 25, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

AUA Annual Conference 2021 Exhibitor BlogUNIwise______________________________ The use of facial recognition technology during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a widespread debate within the HE community about to what extent surveillance and invasion of privacy is reasonable in order for universities to carry out their obligation to ensure fair and credible assessment of students. The […]

AUA 2021 Conference – Student Experience and Engagement related sessions

Published on Feb 19, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

There are so many great sessions scheduled for this year’s AUA Annual Conference that you might not know where to start. To help our members of the Student Experience and Engagement network, we’ve compiled below the sessions that you might find most interesting. We hope that you enjoy the conference and log off with a […]

A new world of virtual operations: simplifying, standardising, and transforming the work of professional services

Published on Feb 19, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates

AUA Annual Conference 2021 Exhibitor BlogRon Yanosky | EAB______________________________ COVID-19 has transformed higher education into a virtualised industry. While online learning is the most conspicuous part of this new reality, the shift from campus-bound to remote professional services operations is a quieter but equally noteworthy achievement. Our workforce has remained flexible in adopting new modes […]

February 2021 Member Spotlight – Mark Crittenden

Published on Feb 17, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The February member spotlight is on Mark Crittenden, Head of Student Centres, University of Greenwich. Mark is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? I have been a member of AUA for virtually all of my career in HE after being “advised” (very strongly) by my then line manager […]

Just a Minute…….Governance Practice in the New Normal

Published on Feb 16, 2021 / No Comments

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

Just a Minute…….Governance Practice in the New Normal Being ever the optimist, I am making plans for returning to face to face meetings sooner rather than later and, in relation to committee administration, a few positives have emerged as a result of the global pandemic.  I am no longer overly worried about anyone requesting remote […]

Sally Lewis appointed South Wales and South West Deputy Network Coordinator

Published on Feb 4, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Sally Lewis appointed South Wales and South West Deputy Network Coordinator Sally Lewis has been appointed the new Deputy Network Coordinator for the South Wales and South West. We asked Sally to share a little bit about herself. Sally’s background I have worked in HE administration at the University of Bath for over 20 years […]