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Leading with Vision

Eamon Mullan is University Secretary at Ulster University. In this post, he considers what being a leader within higher education really means.


How can ‘The University’ Become ‘Our University’?

Mike Shore-Nye is Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter. In the second part of this two-part blog, he describes the ten priority themes for their new Community Engagement Strategy.


How Does a University Benefit its Local Community?

Mike Shore-Nye is Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter. In the first part of this two-part blog, he reflects on the feedback they received from their local community as part of a project to create a new Community Engagement Strategy.


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What Makes Good Leadership During Times of Major Change?

Mike Shore-Nye, Registrar and Secretary at the University of Exeter, presents three key principles institutions should adhere to in times of economic, political and societal turbulence.


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.


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Operational Efficiency: Learning from Leicester City’s Premiership Success

What can universities learn from Leicester City’s Premiership success? Perhaps more than you realise. Alison Kennell, University Secretary at York St John University discusses parallels identified between football management and institutional efficiency in a recent project to introduce LEAN processes. 


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Enabling Efficiency in Internal Collaboration

The University of Dundee have implemented new IT collaboration software to join up processes and facilitate better working across the institution. Dr Jim McGeorge, Secretary of the University explains the benefits.