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Unlocking your data capability

Published on Feb 1, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Unlocking your data capability If you put “data” into Google you get 8.97 billion results.  For comparison, “Covid” gets 6.55 billion, “Trump” gets 1.78 billion, “Brexit” gets 182 million.  There are many reasons why data has become big, not least of which is the development of technologies and protocols to capture data easily, store vast […]

January 2021 Member Spotlight – Kate Moss

Published on Jan 26, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

The January member spotlight is on Kate Moss, Senor Quality Officer at the University of Central Lancashire. Kate is the AUA’s North Wales & North West Network Coordinator. Why do you do it? I’ve been privileged to be a part of the regional network as an advocate for a number of years and have seen […]

North Wales & North West 2021 Regional Conference

Published on Jan 26, 2021 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

The AUA’s North Wales & North West network delivered it’s annual regional network conference on 13 – 15 January 2021. Due to the pandemic, this was the first time this conference would run remotely. Below you can find recordings from the Conference, along with biographies on each speaker. These recordings are only viewable by AUA […]

Perspectives article review – ‘Complex collaboration champions: university third space professionals working together across borders” – Veles, Carter and Boon (2018)

Published on Jan 25, 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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 / 1 Comment

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 […]