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November 2020 Member Spotlight – Wendy Cairney

Published on Nov 12, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Member Spotlight

The November member spotlight is on Wendy Cairney, who was previously the AUA Scotland Network Coordinator. If you are based in the Scotland region, you can apply for this role via our website. Why do you do it? I became involved with AUA ‘by accident’ in 2011 having attended an internal training event at Edinburgh […]

Global Perspectives for a Hopeful Future

Published on Nov 11, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates

Global Perspectives for a Hopeful Future I suppose that every British university, and most of those in other countries, says something like: ‘We help our students and staff develop as global citizens’.  If universities fail to do this, and fail to recognise an obligation to do so, there must be something wrong! At a time […]

Revisiting the 2020 AUA Annual Award Winners

Published on Nov 9, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

The AUA Annual Awards are usually announced and presented at the AUA Annual Conference & Exhibition, part of our Gala Dinner. As our Annual Conference & Exhibition was postponed, we instead featured all of the shortlisted members and networks in news items to recognise their hard work. Looking back a few months on from the […]

Honest Leadership

Published on Oct 29, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , Future HE Professionals

Honest Leadership Emma Wilkins, Executive Search Consultant, Dixon Walter When we think about what we want from higher education professionals, as the AUA has been doing, for me one of the most significant requirements is for strong and effective leadership. I feel that as a sector we have historically placed high value on subject knowledge, functional […]

Autumn Conf 2020 Speakers’ Reflections Part Three

Published on Oct 27, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Read the third instalment of our speakers’ reflections.

Building Resilience

Published on Oct 19, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Professional Development , Work and Covid

Ella Watson appointed Yorkshire and North East Deputy Network Coordinator

Published on Oct 15, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates

Ella Watson appointed Yorkshire and North East Deputy Network Coordinator Ella Watson has been appointed the new Deputy Network Coordinator for the Yorkshire and North East Region. We asked Ella to share a little bit about herself. Ella’s background I came to Sheffield 3 years ago to work at Sheffield Students’ Union, since then I […]

Professional Services – ready for new operating models?

Published on Oct 15, 2020 / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Consulting , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Professional Services – ready for new operating models? The academic year just starting will be extremely challenging for all HE institutions. The COVID-19 pandemic has required changes in methods of delivery and operation as well as putting significant financial pressure on the sector. In this context many institutions will be reviewing their strategies and plans […]

Autumn Conf 2020 Speakers’ Reflections Part Two

Published on Oct 14, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Future HE Professionals , Work and Covid

Read the second instalment of our speakers’ reflections.

Autumn Conf 2020 Speakers’ Reflections Part One

Published on Oct 14, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Updates , Future HE Professionals , Work and Covid

Read the first instalment of our speakers’ reflections.