What is Good Governance? Hearing Voices from Around the World
Jonathan Nicholls, Secretary at The Open University, discusses the different perspectives of good governance and questions whether it can be defined.
Universities Must Prioritise Support for Student Mental Health
Julian Sladdin, Partner at Pinsent Masons, considers how institutions can cope with the increasing demand for student mental health support.
How to Have Fewer Nightmares
Jenny Shaw, Student Experience Director at Unite Students, reflects on how we can offer adequate mental health support to students living in private accommodation.
Universities, Export Controls and Sanctions
What is the risk of your institution breaching export controls or sanctions laws? It may be greater than you think. Richard Tauwhare, Senior Director at Dechert LLP explains some of the misunderstandings around how these regulations apply to academic research and commercial collaborations.
Are Board Secretaries the Unsung Protectors of Institutional Reputation?
Susie Hills, Joint CEO and Co-founder of the Halpin Partnership, explains why an external review is a crucial governance tool.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Strategic and Governance Issues for Senior Managers
Diane Gilhooley, Partner and Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s UK and International Education Practice, explains why equality is top of the agenda for many institutions.
The Value of Strong Governance in Testing Times: A Perspective from Northern Ireland
Niamh Lamond, Chief Operating Officer at Ulster University, discusses the challenges facing Ulster University and the role of its leaders in approaching them.
The Role of Training and Development in Supporting Effective Change
Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter, reflects on how staff can be encouraged to flourish in a complex world.
No Deal Feels Real Now
Dr Tony Strike is University Secretary at the University of Sheffield and a member of the executive board of the European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR). Here he shares his views as the AHUA representative on the UUK International ‘no deal planning’ working group.
An Outpost of Progress: Notes from AHUA’s First International Learning Set
Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University in Dubai, reports on a visit from AHUA colleagues.