The value of AHUA learning sets
AHUA learning sets are invaluable to our membership. James Rolfe, Chief Operating Officer at Anglia Ruskin University, shares his experiences of being a learning set member, and the critical insights and support he has gained.
Unlocking our thinking about space
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our thinking about how we teach, work and learn in ways we never imagined. Richard Calvert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Operations) at Sheffield Hallam University, reflects on the opportunities this creates to re-think campus design and use, and on how we could use campus spaces more efficiently.
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.
Cutting the funding for creative education won’t help the economy
Arts graduates are critical to rebuilding the economy. Vivienne Hurley, Director of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange from Goldsmiths, University of London, warns the Government not to cut funding for creative education.
Three losses defining the students of the pandemic
Experience, quality, and trust have been lost. Dr Gary Guadagnolo, Director of EAB Research, explores these three losses that defined the student experience during the pandemic.
Book review: The New Power University
What is the social purpose of higher education? Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar at the University of Nottingham, reviews The New Power University by Jonathan Grant.
Increase in cyber security attacks requires a sector-wide strategic response
Cyber security attacks are on the rise. Henry Hughes, Director of Security at Jisc, offers several preventative approaches and reactive defences to help strengthen our universities against cyber crime.
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.
Twenty not out: how higher education has changed in 20 years
A lot has happened since 2001. David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow, reflects on how higher education has changed, or not, over the past 20 years.
Why the future of Ambitious Futures is still bright
The future is bright. Three former trainees - Kim, Josh, and Robyn - share how participating in Ambitious Futures continues to shape their careers. They also offer their views on why Higher Education needs to invest in the scheme, now more than ever.