Comply and Thrive – Moving to a Governance, Risk and Assurance Culture
Sarah Litchfield, Secretary and General Counsel, and Mat Cooling, Director of Risk and Assurance, at the University of Surrey, explain how universities can establish a governance, risk and assurance (GRA) culture, and why this is particularly important since the pandemic.
The Execution of Deeds
Mark Taylor, Partner, and Rachel Soundy, Principal Associate, at Eversheds Sutherland, discuss how universities may be able to execute deeds in more challenging times.
Light at the End of the Tunnel… or Just a Tunnel
Helen Watson, Registrar and Secretary at Goldsmiths, University of London, reviews the Government’s guidance on restructuring Higher Education in response to COVID-19. But are they more preoccupied with the politics than the fiscality of the situation?
Life in Lockdown: Hugh Martin
In the latest instalment of our “Life in Lockdown” series, Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University in Dubai, shares his personal experiences of life and work during lockdown. Hugh talks to us about baking, hummingbirds, and cycling in the scorching Dubai heat.
Reflections of a Registrar: Alison Blackburn
Alison Blackburn, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Salford, offers her reflections on 38 years in Higher Education, and what it means to retire at this particular point in time.
Life in Lockdown: Matthew Andrews
In our new “Life in Lockdown” series, we ask AHUA members to share their personal experiences of lockdown. This week, Matthew Andrews talks to us about family time, walks in the countryside, and his newfound love of video conferences.
Saul Among the Prophets: the Role of the Registrar
David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow, reflects on the role of the registrar in the age of COVID.
No New Normal – Debunking COVID-19 Myths in Higher Education
Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at the British University in Dubai, explains why we should stop using the phrase ‘the new normal’ and stay optimistic about the future of our sector.
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.
Focus on Student Experience to Succeed in these Uncertain Times
The experts from PA Consulting discuss the importance of an omni-channel approach, and offer three priority areas for the new term.