Working in higher education overseas: not designed to make you comfortable
One travels to run away from routine. Hugh Martin, Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer at The British University in Dubai, reflects on his three years living in the Middle East, and shares advice on how to prepare and succeed.
Meet our members: Jim McGeorge
There is no typical day for a senior university leader. Meet Jim McGeorge, University Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Dundee. Jim shares his passion for working in such a liberal, diverse sector, and discusses the value in being an all-rounder.
New chair, new opportunity: Our relationship with the Office for Students
The Office for Students has a new chair. It could be time for a relationship reboot. Tony Strike, University Secretary at the University of Sheffield, considers the challenges that Lord Wharton will face, and how we can forge a better partnership with the OfS moving forwards.
Reviewing the Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code
Focus on fair senior staff pay has heightened since the pandemic. There is no better time to review the Higher Education Senior Staff Remuneration Code. Victoria Holbrook, Assistant Director, Governance, at Advance HE, offers her reflections from the review.
Getting the most out of governance effectiveness reviews
Dr Jacqui Brasted, Director of JB HE Consulting and independent governor at Bath Spa University, outlines the key considerations in a governance effectiveness review and how to get the most out of a review.
Meet our Members: Ester Ruskuc
From piano lessons to policy. Meet Ester Ruskuc, Director of Strategy and Policy at the University of St Andrews. Ester reflects on her career, current responsibilities, and pressing challenges.
Asking the Chair of Council: 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 his Chair of Council, Sarah Turvill, to gain insights on how we can best adapt to the challenges of COVID-19.
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.