Meet Colin Ferguson, Executive Director, AUA
"One thing I walked away with was a real admiration for what universities offer to society." Colin Ferguson, Executive Director, Association of University Administrators, talks us through his career history and role at AUA
Spotlight on … St Mary’s University
From humble beginnings to a great sense of community spirit and striking historic buildings, Jo Blunden, Chief Operations Officer, shines a light on St Mary's University.
Meet our members: Gavin Douglas
"The exciting bit is the chance to change and shape the University." Gavin Douglas, Registrar and Secretary at University of Plymouth, discusses his HE career with the biggest challenges and enjoyable aspects too.
Spotlight on … Arden University
"The strategy is clear – grow and improve standards". Steve Clayton, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at Arden University, gives insight into a private university with study centres across the UK.
I’ll be there in a minute: some brief reflections on the last 36 years
After an extensive and distinguished career in Higher Education, John Hogan, Registrar at Newcastle University and member of the AHUA Executive, reflects on the last 36 years before he retires on 31 March 2022.
Meet our members: Andrew Boggs
“Spending every day problem solving is also a major motivator.” Andrew Boggs, University Clerk at Kingston University, offers insights into his higher education career.
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.