The Kids Are Alright – But How Woke Is Your Registrar?
David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow, discusses cultural dissonance on campus.
Revenge of the Expert: Wonkfest 2018
Alison Jones is the Chair of the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and Former University Secretary at the University of Bradford. She reports on the recent Wonkfest event in London, a festival of ideas and debate about the future of universities.
Investing in the Future of Higher Education
Richard Calvert, Chief Operating Officer at Sheffield Hallam University, shares what got him interested in the Ambitious Futures scheme.
Reflections on Retiring
Robin Geller, former Registrar and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Bristol, reflects on her career in higher education and her recent decision to retire.
The Civic University: A Scottish Perspective
Alun Thomas, Head of Education Group at Anderson Strathern, outlines the issues around civic engagement for universities in Scotland.
All Change: Appointing a New Vice-Chancellor
Andrew Dodman, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Sheffield, reflects on the challenging process of recruiting and appointing a new Vice-Chancellor.
The Importance of Benefits Realisation
Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter, on how to develop an effective benefits realisation plan.
Moving into Higher Education from the Commercial World: A Personal Reflection
Will Spinks, Registrar, Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at the University of Manchester, is retiring after 11 years in higher education. He reflects on both his time in the sector and his previous career in the commercial world.
Are Universities Doomed to Repeat the Same Mistakes?
David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow, reflects on the recurring nightmares that the higher education sector faces.
Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Professional Managers
How do senior managers in university professional services gain credibility in their roles? Brody Hannan, Kelly Coate and Camille Kandiko Howson explain research into this issue.