Higher Education funding: A question of quality?
A ready-made set of levers. The Quality and Standards Consultation offers new ways to consider and control higher education funding in England. Lucy Hodson, Director of Planning and Intelligence, at Birmingham City University, explains why this publication lays important foundations for the delayed consultations on teaching funding.
Vestiges of empire? An international perspective on branch campuses
Branch campuses have been around for centuries. They have grown from a cultural straightjacket to a flourishing revenue stream for universities. Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University in Dubai, shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of branch campuses.
When the law changes overnight: Advising clients during the coronavirus pandemic
New legislation is being churned out at whiplash pace. Sarah Litchfield, University Secretary and General Counsel, and Stephen Allen, Lawyer, at the University of Surrey, reflect on the rapid legal changes of the Coronavirus Universe.
Podcast: Learning and teaching reimagined
A new dawn for the sector. A digital dawn. In this podcast, Jon Baldwin, Managing Director for Higher Education at Jisc, asks university leaders for their thoughts on the future of digital learning and teaching.
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.