Opinion

Meet our Members: David Duncan

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David Duncan, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at the University of Glasgow, discusses what his role encompasses as well as the challenges for his institution and the sector.

GDPR: One Year On

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On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. In this blog post, Andrew Cornforth and Cerys Wyn Davies of Pinsent Masons reflect on the impact the new regulation has had on universities.

Isn’t it Time That More University Registrars and COOs Became Vice-Chancellors?

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Vice-Chancellors have traditionally followed an academic route to become leader of an institution, but increasingly they are coming to the role from different backgrounds, within or even outside the sector. In this blog post, Dr David Llewellyn, Vice-Chancellor at Harper Adams University shares his leadership story.

The Art of Augar: Hitting the Right Notes or a Little Off Key?

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On Thursday 30th May 2019, the long-anticipated review of post-18 education and funding was launched. Never before has a government review been so quickly and thoroughly dissected, discussed and analysed, but the implications of the review will take longer to realise. In this blog post, Helen Watson, Registrar and Secretary at Goldsmiths, University of London, shares her initial thoughts.