Opinion

Looking In After Stepping Out: A Global Perspective

Image credit: Nottingham University

Ian Creagh spent 20 years working in higher education leadership, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at King’s College London. He left this role last year, and now has a portfolio of roles within the higher education sector. Here he considers current challenges for the sector from an international perspective, and identifies issues that are common across the globe.

Meet our Members: Vicki Nairn, Robert Gordon University

Vicki Nairn claims to have a low boredom threshold and a high curiosity level – attributes that have served her well in her varied career, and current role as Vice Principal, Corporate Operations at Robert Gordon University.

Sharing Good Practice for Smarter Universities

Efficiency is high on the agenda of all university Registrars and COOs with an increasing need to demonstrate impact and to use resources efficiently and effectively. Here we bring together some of the contributions that AHUA members have made to the Efficiency Exchange, sharing best practice for smarter universities.

2017 – Calming Waters or a Perfect Storm?

Photo credit: McCoy Wynne courtesy of University of Liverpool

If 2016 taught us anything, it was that expectations do not always follow the predictable path. What had been built up as our ’norm’, over decades of lived experience, can be shattered in months – if not days. Vikki Goddard, Chief Operating Officer at Salford University, looks ahead to 2017 and predicts some turbulent times for universities, with a few brighter spells.