Dr Tony Strike is University Secretary at the University of Sheffield and a member of the executive board of the European Association of Institutional Research (EAIR). Here he shares his views as the AHUA representative on the UUK International ‘no deal planning’ working group.
Alison Jones is the Chair of the Higher Education Strategic Planners Association (HESPA) and Former University Secretary at the University of Bradford. She reports on the recent Wonkfest event in London, a festival of ideas and debate about the future of universities.
Jane Robinson of Durham University discusses the contribution of culture and creativity to teaching, research and wider engagement.
Jane Robinson is the Chief Operating Officer at Durham University, having previously worked in local government and the creative sector. Here she reflects on the recently announced UPP Foundation Civic University Commission.
Nicola Owen, Chief Administrative Officer at Lancaster University and AHUA Blog Editor, reflects on HEFCE’s work and role as the sector bids the organisation farewell, and looks to the future under OfS.
John Rushforth, Executive Secretary of the Committee of University Chairs (CUC), reflects on the draft remuneration code and asks where we go from here.
Graham Donelan, University Secretary at Liverpool Hope University, takes a look at Section 75 of the Higher Education & Research Act and asks for those in the sector to voice their thoughts on the new system.
Graham Donelan, University Secretary at Liverpool Hope University, reflects on the results of the recent General Election, and the impact of the current political climate on the higher education sector.
There has been a lot of talk about Brexit, but how do businesses and higher education leaders expect Brexit to impact on them, and what steps are they taking to prepare? Jonathan Nicholls, former AHUA Chair, and now Director of Strategic and Policy Services (Education) at Shakespeare Martineau LLP, shares insights from their recent survey, and recommends five actions to take now.
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.