The value of AHUA learning sets
AHUA learning sets are invaluable to our membership. James Rolfe, Chief Operating Officer at Anglia Ruskin University, shares his experiences of being a learning set member, and the critical insights and support he has gained.
Book review: The New Power University
What is the social purpose of higher education? Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at the University of Nottingham, reviews The New Power University by Jonathan Grant.
Leadership transitions in universities: arriving, surviving and thriving at the top
Arriving, surviving, thriving. Tom Kennie and Robin Middlehurst from Ranmore Consulting reflect on their recent webinar for AHUA, in which members discussed their experiences of recruiting a new Vice-Chancellor or equivalent.
Spotlight on… Ravensbourne University London
Join us on a tour of Ravensbourne University London. Christopher Costigan, University Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, offers insights into the creative and digital arts university, which celebrates alumni such as David Bowie, Stella McCartney, and Andi Osho.
Meet our Members: David Duncan
David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow, discusses what his role encompasses as well as the challenges for his institution and the sector.
The Key Issues for Higher Education in 2019
At our Spring Conference in April 2019, we asked our members and conference speakers what challenges and issues they thought the UK higher education sector is facing in 2019. They comment on the financial health of the sector, the value for money challenge and how they are keeping their campus safe for students and staff.
Moving into Higher Education from the Commercial World: A Personal Reflection
Will Spinks, Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Manchester, is retiring after 11 years in higher education. He reflects on both his time in the sector and his previous career in the commercial world.
Meet Our Members: Jodie Anstee, UWE
Jodie Anstee is Chief of Staff and Clerk to the Board of Governors / Head of Policy and Strategy at UWE Bristol. Starting life as an academic at the University of Exeter, she joined UWE in 2008 attracted by the institution's ethos and commitment to widening participation. Here she describes her role and what inspires her on a daily basis.
The Key Issues for Higher Education in 2018
We asked AHUA members some tough questions during a recent conference in Manchester. What major issues are facing the sector? How are you preparing for GDPR? What about the 'value for money' agenda? What worries keep you awake at night? Here are their responses.
Higher Education in 2017 – The Key Issues
How do you think universities should adapt to the current political climate? Can HE survive as a coherent sector in the context of devolution? Is the role of universities in society changing? These are some of the big questions we asked AHUA members during a recent conference in Belfast. Here's what they said...