The AUA Blog

What is #AUABlog about?

In the New Year we are introducing a new space on our website where HE professionals will have the chance to share knowledge, thoughts and ideas on the higher education sector from three core perspectives:

  • Policy, me and my role: what is your opinion or experience of the impact of policy on your role or on HE administration and management more widely? What can others learn from you?
  • Professional development: knowledge, ideas and tools for furthering a career in higher education and enriching your experience of being a HE professional.
  • MyAUA: covering everything that the AUA has to offer, brought to you from members who have experienced it first-hand.

We believe this effort is representative of the AUA’s goal of knowledge sharing: we want to expand your HE horizons, challenge your beliefs and showcase different points of view in an effort to raise the bar in the context of the historic crossroads the HE sector finds itself at.

Blog Archive

January 2018


Subject Level TEF – is it really measuring the right things?  | Stephen McAuliffe, Academic Registrar at University of Birmingham

“So, What Do You Do?” 5 Ways to Build an External Reputation | Martha Horler, Programme Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University

Career self development – for free! | Dr Andrew West, Strategic Adviser to the AUA | formerly University Secretary at University of Sheffield

Write a blog for us

Are you passionate about the sector, have strong opinions about new developments and want to have your voice heard? Then we’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to participate, simply email our Digital Marketing Officer, Monica Mihai, with a brief of the topic you’d like to tackle.


Writing guidelines

LENGTH: maximum 500 words per piece

TONE OF VOICE: friendly, approachable yet professional

AUDIENCE: AUA members looking for a fresh perspective on the higher education sector and on ways to improve their careers

We’re looking for cornerstone content for the website that can turn the AUA into a one-stop shop for higher education professionals, which is why we’re interested in content that is engaging and willing to challenge and question the status quo.