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.
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.
Shared Service centres are not just efficient and effective for institutions, they are also the preferred choice for staff. Angus Warren, CEO of APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) argues that procurement could be a model for other professional services. APUC is the procurement centre of expertise for Scotland’s universities and colleges.
Dr Jonathan Nicholls, Registrary at the University of Cambridge, reflects on his three years as Chair of AHUA, on the key roles members play within their institutions, and looks forward to the forthcoming AHUA Spring Conference hosted by his university.