Opinion

Universities – Red Tape Doesn’t Rule

14.10.10.Photography at Hope Park and the Education building.

In this blog post, Graham Donelan, University Secretary at Liverpool Hope University, looks at the various regulations within which universities must operate, and asks whether a level playing field can ever be possible.

Kids Company – Five Things I Learnt About Governance

Camila Batmanghelidjh plenary questions with Sarah Montague by NHS Confederation, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Chris Ince, University Secretary at SOAS, University of London, reflects on the collapse of Kids Company and the governance lessons that can be applied to higher education.

HE Governance in the USA – Through the Looking Glass

National Harbor - Docks by thisisbossi

Andrew West recently attended the annual conference of the Association of Governing Bodies of Universities and Colleges (AGB) in Washington DC. AGB describes itself as the premier organisation centred on governance in higher education in the USA, thus covering some of the territory filled in the UK by the CUC’s work with the LFHE, alongside AHUA. 

Strength in diversity

Cambridge University Council at work

Liz Winders, Secretary and Registrar at Sheffield Hallam University and Chair of the AHUA reflects on this year’s Spring Conference in Cambridge, and the key themes that emerged during the event.