Annual Lecture

City Hall, Cardiff

Thursday 23 November 2017

5 : 30PM to 9 : 00PM


Annual Lecture

Thursday, 23 November 2017 | 17.30 to 21.00 | City Hall, Cardiff

Members: FREE | Non members: Only available to members


The details

A highlight of the AUA calendar and an exclusive free member event, the Annual Lecture aims to entertain, challenge and inform you with a high profile speaker from the sector.

We are delighted to announce that Mary Curnock Cook will deliver this year’s lecture. In a landscape where higher education is increasingly a market for students, Mary will take a look through the student lens and explore what it really means to put the student at the heart of every aspect of a university’s work.

A drinks reception and light buffet will follow the lecture giving you the chance to catch up with colleagues and make new connections.

Who is it for?

This event is exclusively open to AUA members.


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Who will be speaking?

Mary Curnock Cook is an independent educationalist, with expertise in participation and progression in the different stages of education, and with a particular focus on those who are disadvantaged in education.

From 2010 to 2017, Mary was Chief Executive of the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, UCAS, overseeing a transformation of the organisation’s operations, communications and data services.  Prior to 2010, she was Director of Qualifications and Skills and the QCDA.  Earlier in her career she held a number of senior executive and non-executive posts in private, public and not-for-profit organisations in the biotechnology, food, hospitality and education sectors.








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