Posted by Richard Calvert on Organisational change hasn’t always been seen as one of our strengths as a sector. But is it time to re-evaluate that in the light of our response to Covid? Richard Calvert, DVC at Sheffield Hallam, reflects on what we’ve learned from the last 2-3 years about agility and responsiveness, and how we can embed this in future thinking about transformation and change.
The Bill on Freedom of Speech is not about freedom of speech. It is not about academic freedom either. It might still be needed.
Posted by Liviu Matei on With the Freedom of Speech Bill expected to be implemented soon, Liviu Matei, Head of the School of Education, Communication and Society at King’s College London, reflects on how this will affect the sector.
The Subsidy Control Act
Posted by Karen Stephenson on With the UK’s departure from the EU, legislation to reflect the separation continues to emerge. Karen Stephenson, University Secretary at Birmingham City University, explores what this means for HEIs.
Update on Higher Education Funding Policy in England
Posted by Helen Watson on With many recent changes affecting funding in Higher Education, Helen Watson, Chief Operating Officer at City, University of London, reflects on what this means for universities in England.
Meet Colin Ferguson, Executive Director, AUA
Posted by Colin Ferguson on "One thing I walked away with was a real admiration for what universities offer to society." Colin Ferguson, Executive Director, Association of University Administrators, talks us through his career history and role at AUA
Book review: Global University Rankings and the Politics of Knowledge
Posted by Paul Greatrix on Paul Greatrix, Registrar at The University of Nottingham, reviews Global University Rankings and the Politics of Knowledge which explores a range of research on the impact of the 'education industry' on HE.
Establishing Governance Arrangements for a University Start-up
Posted by Paul Bogle on With over £70m of government funding secured to date across three phases of delivery, ARU Peterborough is due to open its doors to students in September. Paul Bogle, ARU Secretary & Clerk, shares his thoughts on setting up governance arrangements for an innovative partnership based, university start-up venture.
Meet our Members: Mark Milton
Posted by Mark Milton on "I work with so many knowledgeable and skilled people it makes my role much easier." Mark Milton, Chief Operating Officer, University of South Wales, discusses his career history after recently joining the HE sector.
Abrahart v The University of Bristol: Mental Health and implications for the sector
Posted by Karen Stephenson on With student wellbeing processes ever-evolving in HEIs, Karen Stephenson, University Secretary at Birmingham City University, looks into how a recent case has implications for the sector.
5 reflections on the power of everyday governance practices
Posted by Victoria Holbrook on Following the AHUA's 2022 Spring Conference in Glasgow, Advance HE’s Victoria Holbrook, Aaron Porter, and Associate, Mark Adderley, Chair of Scottish Squash, list key points from their session: ‘Looking back to look forwards – do Boards need new ways of working with stakeholders?’