Preparing the Board for the unthinkable
Paul Bogle, Secretary & Clerk at Anglia Ruskin University, provides some insights and reflections on preparing a Board for tackling allegations of senior staff misconduct following a recent away day exercise.
Office of the Independent Adjudicator: Who’s Complaining and Why?
With student complaints rising, Karen Stephenson, University Secretary, Birmingham City University, breaks down the latest findings from OIA.
Book Review: Universities Under Fire: Hostile Discourses and Integrity Deficits in Higher Education
From identifying and analysing issues to offering ways to improve situations in HEIs, Ester Ruskuc, Vice-Principal (Strategy, Policy and Planning) at University of St Andrews, reviews ‘Universities Under Fire...' by Professor Steven Jones.
Unlocking the talent box – how we can secure a more sustainable future for our professional services
Richard Calvert, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University, argues that we are failing to keep pace with a fast-changing talent landscape, and that the solutions lie as much with professional service leaders as they do with our HR specialists.
So you’ve developed a strategy….
Vikki Goddard, Consulting Fellow at Halpin Partnership discusses the importance of strategy in an organisation and how to make it work.
Six reflections on what a Labour government may mean for Higher Education
With the latest opinion polls showing a Labour lead, Alistair Jarvis CBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships and Governance) at University of London discusses what a potential Labour government may look like for HE.
Building the foundations for tackling sexual misconduct is critical to success
Supporting more than 70 higher education institutions, national sexual violence and safeguarding organisation, LimeCulture, discusses how to better prevent and respond to sexual misconduct.
Higher Education in devolved nations
With a career working for universities in Northern Ireland, England and, since 2021, Wales, Niamh Lamond, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Swansea University, discusses the differences in the devolved nations' approach to HE.
Reciprocal Mentoring: getting comfortable with being uncomfortable talking about race
With the launch of the AHUA's Reciprocal Mentoring Programme, Dr Kavita Powley, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion discusses learnings from a similar scheme hosted by her institution, City, University of London.
The AHUA Reciprocal Mentoring Programme is open to AHUA members and senior professional service staff of colour to build mutual understanding between those currently in senior leadership roles and aspiring leaders.
Spotlight on: Royal Agricultural University (RAU)
Based in the beautiful ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is the UK’s smallest public university. Graham Pollard, COO, shines a light on an institution which, though small, has a big impact.