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University Challenge?

Published on Apr 16, 2020 by Joanne Caldwell / No Comments

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University Challenge? Joanne Caldwell | CDT Manager | The University of Salford My session was going to be about the current research I am undertaking as part of my Doctorate in Education (EdD). My research looks at the professional identity of professional services staff and if their relationship with academic staff has had an impact […]

Remote working: feeling less remote | AUA Blog

Published on Apr 15, 2020 by Helena Torres / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , Work and Covid

Remote working: feeling less remote Helena Torres | Centre Administration Manager, Brussels | University of Kent As I write this I am entering my fifth week of working from home after the move to remote teaching and working for all staff at the University of Kent’s Brussels Centre on 13th March.  At the time we […]

A blog from our Honorary President | AUA Blog

Published on Apr 15, 2020 by Mary Curnock Cook OBE / No Comments

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Mary Curnock Cook OBE | Honorary President | The AUA I’m writing this from the comfort of my home study which has been my workplace since leaving UCAS over three years ago.  For me, ‘working from home’ hasn’t been much of an adjustment and doing it five days a week instead of one or two […]

AUA Conference 2020

Published on Apr 9, 2020 / No Comments

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Although the AUA team was unable to travel to Nottingham on the 6 and 7 April to welcome our delegates to the AUA Annual Conference 2020, we didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to share some celebrations that would have taken place. AUA Annual Awards The AUA Awards provide an opportunity for us […]

Embracing Change

Published on Apr 9, 2020 / No Comments

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , CPD Framework , PgCert , Professional Development

Embracing Change The behaviour ‘embracing change’ is all about being open to new ideas and adapting to unfamiliar situations and changing roles, which in the current climate, will no doubt resonate with most readers. Many of us are trying to cope with challenges posed by switching to remote working and changes to our roles and […]

The History of Higher Education

Published on Apr 8, 2020 by Mike Ratcliffe / No Comments

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The History of Higher Education – a collaborative venture Mike Ratcliffe | Academic Registrar | NTU I think understanding where we have come from helps professional staff in higher education. To this end I have delivered a session at the Association of University Administrators annual conference focusing on the history of higher education for the […]

Collaborative Problem Solving Techniques

Published on Apr 8, 2020 by Dr Roseanna Cross & Jill Walsh / No Comments

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Collaborative Problem-solving Techniques Dr Roseanna Cross| School Manager – School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine | University of Bristol Jill Walsh | School Manager – School of Arts | University of Bristol Our session was going to be about problem-solving techniques – sharing what we have tried out and our thoughts on how they worked. […]

A Personal Message From The AUA Chair | AUA Blog

Published on Apr 8, 2020 by Chris Ince / No Comments

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Chris Ince | AUA Chair | University Secretary and Registrar | University Secretary and Registrar Hello fellow members of the AUA, It’s Monday afternoon and I should be getting briefed on the AUA Awards Ceremony ahead of the Gala Dinner at our Annual Conference. I’m not. Instead I’m sitting inside as I’ve already been outside once today […]

Global view | How is Bangladesh handling Covid-19? | AUA Blog

Published on Apr 7, 2020 / No Comments

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How is Bangladesh handling Covid-19? Dave Dowland is in the midst of a three year term as Registrar of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. AUW is a recently founded international university that offers talented women education and opportunities to enter leadership roles. Here he reports on how Bangladesh is dealing with the current global crisis. […]

Celebrating our 2020 PgCert Graduates

Published on Apr 6, 2020 / 1 Comment

Category: AUA Blog , AUA Updates , PgCert

Celebrating our 2020 PgCert Graduates One of the highlights of the AUA Annual Conference is the award ceremony when we congratulate and celebrate the achievement of AUA members who have successfully completed our PgCert programme. This year we were looking forward to applauding a record number of graduates as a result of the change in […]