The role of a students’ union CEO
Ben Vulliamy, Chief Executive at University of York Students’ Union, describes the complex and varied role of a students’ union CEO.
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.
Governance under pressure – academic governance
University governance is under pressure. In this new series of posts, Susie Hills, Halpin Joint CEO, speaks with Professor Wyn Morgan, Halpin Consulting Fellow and Professor of Economics at the University of Sheffield. They discuss the pressure that COVID has put on academic governance.
Board diversity: developing a toolkit for professionals
Diverse boards are effective boards. Dr Matthew Andrews, University Secretary and Registrar at the University of Gloucestershire, seeks the views of governance professionals to help develop a new toolkit to support board diversification.
New chair, new opportunity: Our relationship with the Office for Students
The Office for Students has a new chair. It could be time for a relationship reboot. Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, considers the challenges that Lord Wharton will face, and how we can forge a better partnership with the OfS moving forwards.
Getting the most out of governance effectiveness reviews
Dr Jacqui Brasted, Director of JB HE Consulting and independent governor at Bath Spa University, outlines the key considerations in a governance effectiveness review and how to get the most out of a review.
Facilitating successful change in a university environment
We cannot stand in the way of change. Our challenge is to manage that change as best we can, for the benefit of our students, our colleagues, our institutions. Kim Newton-Woof, AHUA coach and facilitator, offers guidance on facilitating successful change in a university environment.
Why have a new Higher Education Code of Governance?
John Rushforth, Executive Secretary, and Amanda Oliver, Policy Manager, of the Committee of University Chairs outline the importance of the new Higher Education Code of Governance .
What Does ‘Good’ Remote Governance Look Like?
Rachel Killian, Senior Consultant for Halpin, suggests three elements to consider when reflecting on the effectiveness of our move into remote governance.
Treasuring the Student Voice: Representation on University Governance Committees
In this post we hear from the University of Gloucestershire's Students' Union President and the University Secretary and Registrar on what it’s like to involve students in university governing bodies.