AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019 | Higher Education: Fit for the future?

University of Manchester

Monday 15 April 2019 to Tuesday 16 April 2019

08:00 to 16:00

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Higher Education: Fit for the future?
AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition
15 to 16 April 2019 | University of Manchester

AUA Annual Conference | A flagship event in the HE calendar


For over 55 years, the AUA Annual Conference has been our flagship event and the highlight of the HE calendar. Each year, we bring you an unrivaled programme of the latest sector developments and opinion from specialists and leading practitioners. You’ll be inspired by over 50 workshops delivered by professionals with broad experience of the realities of working in HE and exchange ideas with like minded individuals. Moreover, you will be spending two days with over 600 colleagues from across the sector and  the world, in the ideal context to grow your professional network.

Our promise of excellence


Our Early Bird rates for members come at a 30% discount. We might not have a finalised programme yet, but we do have a fantastic track record of entertaining, informing and engaging HE administrators at our Annual Conferences. Our large scale events set the tone for trends in HE administration and represent a pivotal occasion for HE professional support staff to discuss, exchange and debate ideas about the current issues facing the sector.

Still unsure? Don’t take our word for it, just check out the feedback from last year:


95.3% of last year’s attendees said they would attend again

96.4% would recommend the Conference to a colleague


“I really enjoyed it […] I left with the feeling of being educated and enlightened personally. Some of the sessions were truly inspiring and made me think about going back to studying myself. It had a nice, non-pretentious feeling and was a good opportunity to meet other people and learn about their experiences. And, all in all, how we are as persons reflects in our working culture, you can’t separate it.”

“It was an excellent conference. Very well organised and a credit to the AUA.”

“This was my first time at the Annual Conference and I enjoyed every minute of it, I got so much out of it and was very impressed with the whole organisation. I met some useful contacts and have already started to utilise these. I definitely plan on returning every year!”

I learned so much – about coaching, resilience, coaching again and managing a web development. Massively exceeded my expectations and made me very proud to be a member of AUA!

“Cannot wait to return!”

Our special offer


Our list of prices includes a special offer for those of you that will be opting for our Early Bird package. You could purchase the full attendance option that gives you the full Conference experience, or, if you live close to Manchester and wish to attend for just one day, you could be one of our one day participants and benefit from a lower rate.

Our Gala Dinner is considered to be one of the highlights of the Conference, where you will get the chance to network with fellow professionals in an elegant setting and celebrate the achievements of HE administrators at our AUA Annual Awards.

Did you know that non members booking a full package will receive one year’s free membership?

  Early Bird  Standard 
  Non member Member (30% discount) Non Member Member (25% discount)
Full package £475.00 £332.50 £540.00 £405.00
Monday day participant | day only £306.00 £214.20 £370.00 £277.50
Tuesday day participant | day only £306.00 £214.20 £370.00 £277.50
Gala Dinner £102.00 £71.40 £122.40 £91.80
All prices are excluding VAT