Life in Lockdown: John Rushforth
Cutting hair. Editing videos. Building a pond. There have been many firsts for John Rushforth, Executive Secretary of the Committee of University Chairs, since lockdown began. John shares his experiences of remote working for our Life in Lockdown series.
A Six-point Plan to Defend Freedom of Speech in our Universities
Freedom of speech must be defended in our universities. Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, and Smita Jamdar, Head of Education at Shakespeare Martineau, offer their six-point plan for protecting intellectual debate on our campuses.
Life in Lockdown: Alastair Merrill
Water cooler chats aren’t just for the office. Alastair Merrill, Vice-Principal (Governance) at the University of St Andrews, shares his experiences of remote working for our Life in Lockdown series.
Building stakeholder confidence with integrated reporting
The Office for Students has announced a phased resumption of regulatory requirements to reduce bureaucracy and burden. Kim Ansell, Senior Advisor and Managing Consultant at Advance HE, suggests we use this time to review how we report on the sustainability of our universities. Integrated reporting could provide our stakeholders with a clearer, fuller picture.
Asking the Vice-Chancellor: How should registrars change in these changing times?
Registrars need to change in these changing times. Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter, speaks to his Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Sir Steve Smith, to gain his insights on how we can best adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.
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 .
Overcoming the Challenges of Virtual Meetings
Virtual meetings are here to stay. We must address their challenges to ensure discussions with colleagues remain productive and valuable. Kim Newton-Woof, AHUA coach and facilitator, offers advice on overcoming the challenges of virtual meetings.
Life in Lockdown: James Rolfe
Camaraderie, coffee, and cameras: the motifs of many lockdown experiences. James Rolfe, Chief Operating Officer at Anglia Ruskin University, shares his thoughts and advice in our ongoing Life in Lockdown series.
The Battle to Protect the Arts and Humanities
The death of the Arts and Humanities would herald the death of the university. Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University in Dubai, is ready to don his armour and battle to protect the Arts and Humanities. It is time to STEM the tide.
Supporting Staff Wellbeing after Lockdown
Not all lockdown experiences have been equal. Rachel Holmes, AHUA Coach and Facilitator, explains the importance of taking a moment to pause, breathe, and share with your team to support their wellbeing and your own.