Podcast: Starting term in a pandemic
In our second podcast with AHUA members, Paul Greatrix, Registrar at the University of Nottingham, interviews fellow university leaders about the challenges of the start of term, and how they and their institutions are coping.
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.
Rip it up (and start again): Lessons for crisis management
Bowie. Soul II Soul. Adam and the Ants. The 1980s music pantheon might hold the answers to the pandemic. Caroline Thomas, University Secretary at Leeds Beckett University, and Alison Kennell from R3S Global, offer seven top lessons for managing crisis at our universities.
Asking the Provost: 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 the Provost and Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Janice Kay, to gain insights on how we can best adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.
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 .