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June 2021 Member Spotlight – Helena Torres

Published on Jun 16, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The June member spotlight is on Helena Torres, Centre Administration Manager, Brussels at the University of Kent. Helena is is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? I have benefited greatly from being a member of the AUA throughout my career in higher education.  I particularly enjoyed being part […]

Revisiting our hot topics part two

Published on Jun 14, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

In this series, our Trustees share their reflections and summaries of the hot topic sessions they attended at the AUA Annual Conference earlier this year. In this instalment, AUA Trustee Thea Gibbs reflects on ‘Governance in times of change’, whilst AUA Trustee Mark Crittenden discusses his key takeaways from Melanie Gottlieb’s presentation on ‘Defining the […]

Inclusion Includes Discomfort

Published on Jun 14, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Inclusion Includes Discomfort Over the last year, projects I’ve been working on with universities and colleges include a focus on inclusive practice, inclusive curriculum and whole institution approaches to well-being. Although inclusive curriculum was an expectation included in the 2017 DfE publication, ‘Inclusive teaching and learning in higher education as a route to excellence ’ […]

Revisiting our hot topics part one

Published on Jun 4, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

In this series, our Trustees share their reflections and summaries of the hot topic sessions they attended at the AUA Annual Conference earlier this year. In this instalment, AUA Chair Amanda Oliver discusses the hot topic she attended on ‘Enhancing student wellbeing through Social Prescribing’, whilst AUA Trustee Sara Corcoran reflects on Jon Baldwin’s presentation […]

South Wales and South West network digital resources

Published on May 27, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Professional Development

Here you can access videos from sessions organised by our AUA South Wales and South West regional network. This page will be updated as more recordings are made available. Content below is accessibly to members only. If you are an AUA member and can’t view the content below, make sure you are logged in.

Psychological well-being in this next phase of the pandemic: listening, reflecting, sharing.

Published on May 24, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

It was a great pleasure to be involved in the AUA awards a few weeks ago and to learn more about the work that AUA members are doing to promote excellence in higher education. It’s clear that a large part of what makes AUA special is the way members support each other in the teams […]

May 2021 Member Spotlight – Thea Gibbs

Published on May 20, 2021 / No Comments

Category: Governance , Member Spotlight

The May member spotlight is on Thea Gibbs, Director of Operations, Faculty of Law at University College London. Thea is is one of our current Board of Trustees members. Why do you do it? Looking back at the start of my career I remember vividly a number of pivotal moments when a manager or mentor […]

Those who can, do

Published on May 20, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Professional Development

I love that Higher Education is full of innovators.  It’s in the blood. I think it comes from working so closely with academic colleagues whose role in life is to ask ‘why’.  I too have gritted my teeth through plenty of meetings where I have been asked that very question one too many times, but […]

Lorraine Ball appointed South Wales Deputy Network Coordinator for the South Wales and South West Regional Network

Published on May 19, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Lorraine Ball appointed South Wales Deputy Network Coordinator for the South Wales and South West Regional Network Lorraine Ball has been appointed the new South Wales Deputy Network Coordinator for the South Wales and South West regional network. We asked Lorraine to share a little bit about herself. Lorraine’s background In June 2021 I will […]

How are universities supporting finalists this year?

Published on May 19, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

How are universities supporting finalists this year? The AUA’s Student Experience and Engagement network has launched its monthly Coffee Break catch-up series; an opportunity for those working in the fields of student experience and engagement to get together on a regular basis and share what they’re working on. Our first event in the series took […]