The AUA exists to advance and promote the professional recognition and development of all who work in professional services roles in higher education, and to be an authoritative advocate and champion for the sector.
This section contains more information about the AUA and how it is run.
AUA Membership offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of the key issues and new ideas in HE management, both nationally and internationally. Networking opportunities through Annual Conference, regional activities and e-bulletins will ensure that you are never isolated from your colleagues and can share information and expertise.
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AUA organises an programme of workshops and conferences. The Annual Conference is the largest professional development conference in the HE calendar, with around 130 sessions and keynote presentations.
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The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice, known as the PgCert, is designed to meet the development needs of professional services colleagues working in Higher Education.
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AUA has developed the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) framework to support the continuous professional development of all professional services staff working in the sector.
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AUA membership includes the opportunity to have your CPD formally accredited by the Association. Our Accredited Member category bridges the gap between standard membership and Fellowship of the AUA.
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We're committed to supporting our members both in their day to day work and their progression throughout their career. This section contains development support and the jobs noticeboard.
Find out about the member institutions and their contact details in your region and across the UK.
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Through themed networks we seek to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and good practice in specific areas of professional activity in higher education.
This section contains information about existing partners and how you can benefit from a fruitful relationship with AUA.
newslink is our quarterly newsletter containing professional development opportunities, forthcoming events, sector and colleague news, interviews and more.
perspectives: Policy & Practice in Higher Education provides higher education managers and administrators with innovative material which analyses and informs their practice of management.
Our Good Practice Guides provide clear, written guidance on good practice in HE administration and management based on the expertise of our members.
This section contains information about other publications that AUA have produced.
Getting in touch couldn't be more simple. Either contact us at head office in Manchester or find your local contact in your region.
This section contains our contact details, an online enquiry form and the regional contacts and members.
The AUA exists for our members. We offer support to help you enhance your career, boost your job prospects and create valuable networking opportunities. AUA membership empowers you to take control of developing your career whatever stage it is at.
Learn more about joining the AUA, our events or our PgCert in Professional Practice.
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'Disruption, Diversity and Devolution’ presents the opportunity to engage with major strategic influences of our times and how they play out in our sector, the disruptive effects of the economic and technological change, the diversifying market and internationalisation of higher education.
The early bird deadline has been extended to 23 January 2015
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