At our Spring Conference in April 2019, we asked our members and conference speakers what challenges and issues they thought the UK higher education sector is facing in 2019. They comment on the financial health of the sector, the value for money challenge and how they are keeping their campus safe for students and staff.
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.
Jodie Anstee is Chief of Staff and Clerk to the Board of Governors / Head of Policy and Strategy at UWE Bristol. Starting life as an academic at the University of Exeter, she joined UWE in 2008 attracted by the institution’s ethos and commitment to widening participation. Here she describes her role and what inspires her on a daily basis.
We asked AHUA members some tough questions during a recent conference in Manchester. What major issues are facing the sector? How are you preparing for GDPR? What about the ‘value for money’ agenda? What worries keep you awake at night? Here are their responses.
How do you think universities should adapt to the current political climate? Can HE survive as a coherent sector in the context of devolution? Is the role of universities in society changing? These are some of the big questions we asked AHUA members during a recent conference in Belfast. Here’s what they said…