We are committed to connecting and developing HE professionals and have a number of resources which support us to do this.

The AUA CPD Framework

At the heart of everything we do is the AUA CPD Framework; a versatile tool that supports the career development of higher education professionals. It offers a model of nine professional behaviours, building on best practice in the HE sector and elsewhere. It works on an organisational and individual level, for professionals at all career stages and can be applied across all roles in the sector.

Learn more about the Framework and find more comprehensive guidance on using it in our Practical guide to success, including some materials/templates to get you started.

You can learn more about how some institutions have worked with the Framework and how you can use it through the employee lifecycle.


Our publications support our members to develop their careers in higher education by fostering a culture of open, positive discussions and collaboration, based on the principles of knowledge sharing.

Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education
Perspectives provides innovative material which analyses and informs higher education management. The monthly journal shares ideas which enhance the practical aspects of higher education management and administration, further managers’ knowledge and understanding of developments within the environment and provides a platform for the exchange and internationalization of ideas in relation to the management of higher education systems and institutions.

Newslink: Newslink is the AUA’s member magazine; designed to update and inform our ever expanding network with the very latest in member news and experiences, developments within the sector and all our future events.

Good Practice Guides: At the AUA our biggest resource is the collective wealth of experience and knowledge held by our members. Since 1986 we’ve been collecting and publishing this insight in our highly regarded series of Good Practice Guides.