About this Event
This one day workshop is an opportunity to gain insights into the role of Academic Registrar from those in the role, and an opportunity to explore some current key challenges and expectations. You will learn more about how to manage experts and specialists outside your own knowledge base; about the day to day realities of the role, and gain insight into the key relationships within complex organisations. An external recruitment consultant will share hints and tips on the most successful approaches to secure this type of role.
Who is it for?
This event is relevant to Deputy Academic Registrars who may be looking to progress in the next two years, or senior administrators considering moving into an Academic Registrar role in the future. You will find it relevant if you work in either a central or Faculty/School HE role.
By the end of this session, delegates will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the role of Academic Registrar
2. How to manage experts when you’re not an expert
3. How to manage key relationships in complex organisations
4. What recruitment consultants and senior management teams are looking for
Interested in becoming an AUA Member? Find out more and how to join here.
Details in brief
Location: Hilton Euston Hotel
Date: 9 December 2022
Time: 9:15 to 16.00
Fees: Member £350+VAT | Non-member £425+VAT
Brunel University London
University of Suffolk
University of Nottingham
I am an experienced search consultant. I am a founding partner of Minerva, a boutique search firm established in 2013. We focus primarily on the HE sector but also serve clients in the broader Education, Global Development, and Arts and Charity sectors.
I specialise in leading searches to fill senior professional service and academic leadership positions for a wide range of HE institutions. I particularly enjoy working on searches to find Academic Registrars, Registrars, Directors of Operations, Faculty and Chief Operating Officers, etc. We also look for senior professionals for non-executive roles in the sector.
Prior to co-founding Minerva, I spent almost ten years at Heidrick and Struggles, a US search firm. I worked my way up from a researcher to a consultant in the Education and Social Enterprise practice in the London office.
At Minerva, we really enjoy helping individuals develop their careers and helping organisations develop their people. We run a pro-bono career development programme for mid-career BAME professionals in partnership with the British Council and are currently developing a development programme for emerging leaders.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Ben is currently the Director of Registry Services at Cardiff Metropolitan University. A senior leader with the University. In September 2022, he took over as Chair of the Academic Registrars’ Council (ARC) and will take up the position of Chair later this year.
He has represented the ARC network on the UUK Changing the Culture Framework and a member on the Advisory Groups for, Data Sharing in Harassment Cases and Talking Racial Harassment as well as for Staff to Student Sexual Misconduct. In 2017, Ben was also a key member of the Higher Education community that supported the QAA in creating the guidance on How to Address Contract Cheating, the Use of Third Party Services and Essay Mills. Ben is a QAA Reviewer and has acted as chair for Inside Government, I-Gov and Westminster Insite events.
Prior to joining Cardiff Metropolitan University, he worked at Glasgow Caledonian University where he also obtained BA (Hons) in 2003, he was elected to Student President, before taking up a wide variety of Professional Services roles within GCU. Ben then went on to managing the Registry Functions of the Glasgow School for Business and Society whilst studying for and gaining his MBA.
Excellent event providing a fascinating insight into into the role of an Academic Registrar, with practical next steps to becoming one.
Fantastic day! The speakers provided a good range of candid real life experience, practical exercises, pragmatism and a healthy dose of inspiration. I left feeling motivated and more confident about my new role. Thank you!
It was a great session, very informative and an amazing opportunity to network.