Reasons to be cheerful on Blue Monday
Dr Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield explores how the HE sector faces up to government changes and Brexit with a positive mindset.
Brexit Extension: Let’s Not Waste This Time
Dr Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield shares approaches to the possibility of a no-deal Brexit: 'preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best’.
Scottish Government’s Plans to Retain GPs by Making Medical Schools More Scottish
The Scottish Government has trialled a number of initiatives to retain doctors who train at Scottish medical schools. Sophie Byrne of Anderson Strathern discusses the initiatives and the impact it could have on the healthcare system in Scotland.
GDPR: One Year On
On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. In this blog post, Andrew Cornforth and Cerys Wyn Davies of Pinsent Masons reflect on the impact the new regulation has had on universities.
No Deal Feels Real Now
Dr Tony Strike is University Secretary at the University of Sheffield and a member of the executive board of the European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR). Here he shares his views as the AHUA representative on the UUK International ‘no deal planning’ working group.
Revenge of the Expert: Wonkfest 2018
Alison Jones is the Chair of the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and Former University Secretary at the University of Bradford. She reports on the recent Wonkfest event in London, a festival of ideas and debate about the future of universities.
The Art of the Possible
Jane Robinson of Durham University discusses the contribution of culture and creativity to teaching, research and wider engagement.
The Evolving Civic Role of Universities
Jane Robinson is the Chief Operating Officer at Durham University, having previously worked in local government and the creative sector. Here she reflects on the recently announced UPP Foundation Civic University Commission.
Farewell HEFCE – A Bonfire of the Acronyms?
Nicola Owen, Chief Administrative Officer at Lancaster University and AHUA Blog Editor, reflects on HEFCE's work and role as the sector bids the organisation farewell, and looks to the future under OfS.
They Think It’s All Over – Sadly Not
John Rushforth, Executive Secretary of the Committee of University Chairs (CUC), reflects on the draft remuneration code and asks where we go from here.